Is it all heart? Pine River as panelist at upcoming event

Karen Minden, Pine River founder and now CEO of Pine River Foundation will be a panelist at this upcoming Institute of Corporate Directors event on performance measurement and accountability for Not-For-Profit organizations.  Accountability is a core value at PRI, and we are pleased to be participating in this initiative!  

Is It All Heart? Performance Measurement for NFPs

Institute of Corporate Directors, Ontario Chapter
Afternoon Session - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Directors are familiar with the range of performance metrics in profit-based organizations, but performance measurement and accountability in Not-for-Profit Organizations is a challenging area. This panel discussion will address some of the issues faced by NFPs in developing and applying performance metrics and propose suggestions to improve sector performance.

Attendees will also be guided in facilitated discussion to frame key questions which need to be addressed, and to the possible formation of an independent advisory task force which will report back on its deliberations in the coming months.

The learning goals of this session include:

  • Provide a better understanding of the changing landscape of NFP performance assessment

  • Discuss the development and application of performance metrics for NFPs

  • Share experiences with thought leaders and assess alternative approaches

  • Propose ideas and suggestions to improve sector performance and comparability


  • Eileen Mercier, FICB, MBA, F.ICD, Chair, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board


  • Don McCreesh, C.Dir, Chair, Imagine Canada

  • Karen Minden, C.M., PhD, CEO, Pine River Institute Foundation

  • Greg Thomson, Director of Research, Charity Intelligence Canada