NONPROFIT BOARD AND DIRECTOR EXCELLENCE – TOGETHER WE CAN! | January 23, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.
Presented by CASA of Ohio Valley
Most of us join a nonprofit board because a friend asked us to. We often have only “on the job training” to learn how a board works. It’s easy to lose our initial enthusiasm over time or simply to lose sight of why we joined in the first place and burn out. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible for a board to support the organization, strengthen the community, and connect with needs of board members in ways that enhance each of the relationships.
This interactive session will engage the participating nonprofit board members and staff around questions of:
❖ What’s in it for the organization? How does a good board bring value to the organization?
➢ Name the fiduciary roles and primary relationships of a nonprofit board.
➢ Recognize how a nonprofit’s lifecycle stage informs the design and function of the board.
➢ Align board meeting agendas with strategic priorities to ensure the board does work that matters
❖ What’s in it for Owensboro and Daviess County? How does a board benefit the wider community?
➢ Recognize specific ways excellent boards enhance the effectiveness of the local nonprofit sector
➢ Use a collaborative continuum to identify partnership opportunities for work that matters
❖ What’s in it for me? How does an effective board enhance the lives of current and prospective
➢ Connect current and prospective board member with benefits of serving on the board that
respond to personal felt needs.
➢ Design ways to invite prospective board members to join you in doing work that matters to them.
Cyrus N. “Russ” White works with the CEOs and board chairs of foundations, associations, and other nonprofit organizations in the social services, healthcare, the arts, and education. He has extensive experience as a nonprofit CEO and as trustee of private operating and community foundations. In addition to his practice as a Standards for Excellence® licensed consultant, Russ serves as a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and is a frequent presenter and facilitator at national and regional conferences. Russ is an active member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Standards for Excellence Institute, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and multiple state nonprofit associations.
Tickets can be secured here.