The philanthropic and nonprofit sector is distinct from the private sector and government sector in that nonprofits require a board of directors and specific governance rules related to management, decision-making and relationships between a board and a CEO or executive director — and much of this isn’t easy to determine, especially if you’re learning how to start a nonprofit in Canada. Board relations and management are themselves under-reported aspects of nonprofits. This page dives into a few aspects of governance in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector.