Nonprofits of all sizes struggle with the best ways to ensure their boards do a good job, from fundraising to oversight. This webinar will offer tactics to help you recruit board members more strategically, better connect members to your mission, and engage your board more fully in giving, fundraising, and governance.
By the end of the session, participants will have a list of actionable steps they can use to strengthen board engagement at their organizations.
Our expert speakers will cover three critical topics to improving board involvement, including how to recruit board members that have the talents and skills your organization needs, how to assess whether your board has the key skills and people it needs to succeed, key areas of and how to connect your board members to your mission.
Susan Schaefer and Bob Wittig, co-authors of Nonprofit Board Service for the Genius will also share a Sample Board Commitment Form that you can adapt and use with your own board members to set expectations about their responsibilities.
The speakers, both experienced board members and nonprofit executives, will offer strategies for giving your board members the tools and confidence they need to create a culture of fundraising – the idea that everyone has responsibility for seeking donations, not just fundraisers. They also will share tips for coaching your board chair to inspire other trustees to raise money and contribute to your organization – to become ambassadors for your cause.
What's more, our experts will show you how to build a pipeline of potential board leaders while also ensuring that your board provides sound governance. And to help you apply their strategies when the webinar is over, you'll also receive the checklist "12 Ways to Propel Your Board," which summarizes the key steps to take create a dynamic board.
What Will You Learn?
- How to recruit board members with the skills you need
- How to clearly define board members' roles and responsibilities
- How to build a pipeline of potential board leaders
Who Should Attend?
- Chief executive officers, presidents, and executive directors
- Board chairs and board members
- Chief fundraising officers and development directors
What Resources Will You Receive?
Template: Sample Board Commitment Form
Think of this form in terms of a job description. Consider using it to educate prospective members about your board’s expectations.
- Key Board Oversight Areas and Activities
- 12 Ways to Propel Your Board Checklist
Resource Partners LLC
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.