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About Better Boards! LIVE

Better Boards! LIVE is a social enterprise based in Nova Scotia. Our mission is to design and deliver exceptional quality, affordable training for Canada's non-profit director community. 


Social enterprises are a unique form of social purpose organization that uses private sector resources to subsidize the cost of volunteer participation. Better Boards! LIVE has a strong commitment to making a positive social contribution. 


We choose to promote social good through our commitment to providing good quality education to nonprofit directors and the organizations they serve.

Planting Trees


Operating as a social enterprise, the core mission of Better Boards! LIVE is to improve governance effectiveness in the non-profit sector across Canada, by providing director training opportunities at an affordable price, through partnerships with the private sector and government.

Who We Are

Better Boards! LIVE is a social enterprise that is a division of Cosgrove & Co., a Halifax-based boutique consulting firm. Cosgrove & Co. donates the administrative time to operate the Better Boards! LIVE program and coordinates its faculty and administration.

We are lifelong management consultants, former educators, and experienced nonprofit board executives. We also partner with community leaders, and professionals that serve non-profit organizations, such as accountants and lawyers.


Good governance is our passion and we are committed to supporting volunteer directors in serving with distinction, and supporting them in their journey of directorship.

Professional facilitators teach community board members about good governance


Coming Up Next

Do you want to attend a virtual Better Boards! director training program? We will use a mix of live virtual meetings (e.g. Zoom calls) over 4 weeks. Join our waitlist and we'll let you know when an online course is available! Until then, please consider joining one of our live, in-person events.
Time is TBD
Online training course
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