Building a Great Relationship with your Board & Staff – Two Part Workshop

A Workshop for CEOs, Executive Directors and Nonprofit Staff

May 10, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Discounted price for alumni of certificate programs or groups of two or more from the same organization. Register here for morning workshop

One of the most common challenges faced by CEOs and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations is finding a productive balance with their board of directors. It seems that board members are often disengaged, too involved in administrative matters, or creating a great deal of extra work. So what is their role? And how can we engage them in a way that is productive? Join us as we discover:

  1. The difference between board’s role of “governance” and staff’s role of “management and programs”
  2. Strategies for engaging your board in a conversation about roles and responsibilities
  3. The role staff can play in recruiting board members and contributing to a culture where diverse board members flourish
  4. Engaging board members in fundraising: the individualized fundraising agreement

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Discounted price for alumni of certificate programs or groups of two or more from the same organization. Register here for afternoon workshop.

A Workshop for Board Members and Other Nonprofit Volunteers

You’ve agreed to join the board because you care a great deal about the organization and its mission, but now you sometimes feel superfluous. You want to help but you are not sure how (except, of course, for fundraising.) So what exactly is the role of a board of directors? What is your responsibility to the staff? To the donors and members? Bring these and any other questions you have about board service to this special session and let’s get you some answers!

  1. The difference between the board role of “governance” and staff role of “management and programs”
  2. Strategies for managing/supervising your organization’s top executive: evaluations, compensation, personnel policies
  3. Fundraising 101 for board members who are, or who serve with other board members who are, fearful of asking for money
  4. Ideas for recruiting a diverse group of board members who are engaged, reliable and networked