Posted on December 3, 2018
Engaging the Board of Directors
Nonprofit organizations and their boards are in a continual process of evolution and change. The organization and the Board of Directors should periodically examine whether the work and practices of the Board are aligned with current organizational needs.
Too often the Board of Directors is viewed as necessary to satisfy legal requirements and external expectations but seems, at times, to be more trouble than it is worth. This workshop will focus on practical strategies to engage board members as effective partners and valuable contributors to the achievement of the organization’s mission.
There will be particular focus on the distinction between the management responsibility and authority of the Executive Director and the fiduciary responsibilities and authority of the Board.
- How to structure effective and engaging board meetings
- Understanding how to provide board members with the rewards that will motivate their engagement
- How to manage the work of committees
- How to effectively distinguish between the implementation responsibilities of staff and the oversight responsibilities of the board
This workshop will be presented by Michael Davidson, Board Coach
Area of Excellence: Governance
Please Note: This meeting is open to current NPCC nonprofit members and non-member organizations, and may be limited to ONE person per organization due to space constraints.