A recent survey of nonprofit boards found that less than 33% of all boards operate at their full potential. Since nonprofit board members are volunteers, they often do not fully understand their fiduciary responsibilities. In addition, most boards fail to evaluate their own performance on an annual basis, and have no idea what they are doing right or wrong, or where they need to improve.
This session expands on our first board development session entitled "Building a strong and healthy board of directors" and will cover the following topics in detail:
-The fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit boards: distinguishing need to do from nice to have
-The Board-Executive Director relationship: the role of the board chair and other board members in making this relationship succeed -Strategic Planning: the role of the board in this all-important process
-Board self-assessment: an annual review that addresses how well our board is actually performing
-Board accountability: board contracts and other mechanisms for ensuring that the board does what it says it will do
-Board composition and recruitment: deciding who needs to be on your perfect world board and how to get them on
You will leave this session with a deep understanding of what makes a board perform at its full potential and clear guidelines on how to get there.
This session is intended for board members and executive level staff who work closely with their boards
Aliah has been involved in nonprofit management for over seven years. In her current position, she is responsible for management of the organization and engaging the board in advocacy, leadership, and public relations efforts. She also attends all meetings and works with committee chairpersons for conference and event planning. Previously, as Development Specialist at A Better Chance, Aliah was responsible for working with senior staff and Board members for fundraising goals and event execution. Before that, she worked at New Jersey Performing Arts Center as Project Coordinator where she worked with senior management to coordinate events and created fiscal year budget reports. She earned a B.A. in English and African and African American Studies from Rutgers University. She is a member of Public Relations Society of America and Women in Communications.
Joy has been involved in development for nine years. In her current position she is responsible for working with the board of directors and committees, recruiting new board members while at the same time serving on four other non-profit boards. She is a founding member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce's Womens Business Council, a founding Board Member of the Greater New Haven Exchange Club, Chair of the Stratford YMCA Support Youth Campaign, Chair of the Best Buddies of CT Walk Committee. Joy is responsible for working with senior staff and board members on development, meeting fundraising goals, event execution, grant writing and marketing. Previously, she established the Intercultural Center and International Student and Scholar Services Division at Barry University in Miami, Florida. She has also served on Berlitz Inc., English Language Services and Valley Regional Adult Education boards. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration and Development from Barry University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Connecticut.
Nancy has been involved in executive management for 23 years. In her current position she is responsible for working with the board of directors and committees, recruiting new board members, while at the same time serving on five other nonprofit boards. She is active with board training and recruitment for the United Way BoardServe, and presenter for Junior League Board training. Previously, as Director of Social Services at Lighthouse International, Nancy was responsible for staffing community advisory boards. Nancy currently serves as the Membership Chair for Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC. She is also involved with the New York Women's Agenda Board, NY Reads committee, NY Citizens Committee on Aging, Disabilities Network of NYC, and the New York Vision Rehabilitation Association. She earned an MS in Social Work from Columbia University and a BS in Human Development from Cornell University. She is a member National Association of Social Workers, Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairment, and the Gerontological Society of America. She is a published author and on the Editorial Board, Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Elizabeth has been involved in nonprofit management on the board and ED side for 10 years. She is currently working for an arts nonprofit where she has many responsibilities including strategic planning and board engagement. Previously, as Board President at YWCA MV, Elizabeth was responsible for managing two Executive Director transitions in the last three years. Before that, she worked as Board VP at Stanley Center for the Arts where she was the Strategic Planning Chair, and responsible for Institutional Advancement and the Arts in Ed committee. She facilitated the strategic plan to process and manage the annual tactical plan for 2008 and 2009. Elizabeth earned BA in Philosophy/Business from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA in Marketing and management from Anna Maria College.
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Our unique one-on-one mentoring sessions offer you the opportunity to sit down with an experienced fundraising professional for 30 minutes to discuss any questions that are specific to your organization. Mentoring sessions cover the same topics as the seminars, and we will assign you a mentor based on his/her availability at your requested times.
Mentoring sessions are available for the cost of $0.00 per session. If you register for a full Summit pass, 0 mentoring sessions are included in the pass.
Below is a list of mentors who will be available at the Summit. Please note that you must register to attend at least one seminar in order to sign up for a mentor.
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM