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Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board

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Faculty Chair

Program Director: James Brockman
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$2,600
Session Description

Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Does your nonprofit have the board it really needs to succeed for the long term? Are you frustrated because your individual board members don’t work as a team or can’t stay focused on the big issues? Do you feel your best efforts to educate, engage, and improve your board aren’t really paying off? Or does your board just need some fresh ideas and tools to help it get to the next level?

Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board offers board members and executives both time-tested and innovative yet practical approaches for building a better board. More importantly, it will give you powerful frameworks that will help you tap into the potential of your board in new ways. You will explore methods for motivating board members, fostering a boardroom culture that promotes rich dialogue, engaging your board in the big questions facing your organization without inviting them to micromanage, and cultivating a board that is both consequential to the organization and rewarding for its members.

Leading While Governed with Bill Ryan

On this one-hour webinar, Faculty Chair Bill Ryan discusses the question – can a nonprofit organization have both a visionary leader and an engaged, empowered board?

Based in part on Ryan’s book, Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, the program explores four key topics:

  • Key concepts of governance as leadership
  • Identifying and responding to practice challenges
  • Simulation: case study of a difficult board situation
  • The challenge for executive leaders