Happy 10th Birthday Cake presented
in Toronto by (from left) Dr. Jeff Randle, founder, Healing Hands for Haiti and Chair of the Governance Committee, Dr. Ben Nau, President of the Haitian Board, Dr. Steve Fisher, President of the International Board
To celebrate it’s 10th anniversary, Healing Hands for Haiti invited board members, team leaders, volunteers, staff and associates from Haiti and North America to a strategic planning conference in Toronto, Canada, November 6 through 8. The last international conference was held in Miami, Florida, in June 2006. Since then, the organization remodelled governance, established new accounting and clinic reporting systems, developed volunteer marketing and fund-raising teams, expanded services and programs to Haitians and is on the road to building Haiti’s first physical medicine and rehabilitation institute.
Central themes explored at the conference were cultural sensitivity, transparency, accountability and strategic planning. Guests were hosted at the BMO Institute for Learning and participated in workshops, heard expert presentations and enjoyed a multi-cultural silent auction and tour of the CN Tower. Anne Randell, President and CEO of the William Osler Health System Foundationshowed the conference delegates how to fund raise for a major new institution, such as hers; and how to embrace cultural diversity within an organization and throughout its community. Dr. Colleen O’Connell, President of Team Canada Healing Hands Inc. and member of the Board of Healing Hands for Haiti, presented on the life cycle on non governmental organizations (NGOs), focusing on success pathways for the future.
The next international conference is expected to be held in Port au Prince, Haiti in 2011.
Success in Fundraising and Cultural Awareness in a Hospital Foundation Anne Randell, President and CEO of the William Osler Health System Foundation
Life Cycles of Non Profits adapted by Dr. Colleen O’Connell
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