Call to Order

Welcome to Issue 4

Hope you're having a great summer so far! Thank you for your continued support of the CSAE BoardREADY Newsletter! We continue to grow this network of association and non-profit decision-makers, and we hope you'll consider having your organization's board, senior team and other key contributors subscribe as well. (We can make group subscriptions simpler for you. Please email us about it.)

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As we continue to shape the content for future issues of The CSAE BoardREADY Newsletter, we welcome your direct feedback on this issue.

Please enjoy Issue 4!

Next issue: July 28, 2015

Indiegogo Campaign Update

Our Indiegogo campaign was a huge success!

We are incredibly excited at the outcome of The CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck Indiegogo campaign. We raised 174% of our funding target, and we are grateful to all of our supporters for getting us there. Thank you!

There is more good news! Since the project more than met its goal, Indiegogo allows us to continue to solicit support for the card deck even as we shift into the production phase of the effort. If you have not yet supported the CSAE BoardREADY Card Deck, you can do so right now. We hope you will consider joining our effort to improve board performance in associations and non-profit organizations across Canada.

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Before We Adjourn

Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed Issue 4 of the CSAE BoardREADY Newsletter! Look for Issue 5 on July 28.

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