Committees: Getting Stuff Done Between Meetings

No matter how big or small an organization is, sometimes committees work better in theory than they do in practice. Too much being done by too few. Busy schedules, unclear roles and responsibilities, and poor communication all make it difficult for a board’s committees to function in an effective way. Come learn some tips and tricks for promoting healthy committee work and maybe plan some concrete action steps for getting your group back on track.

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand and embrace their unique role, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.

The Complete Board Handbook: Compiling Your Board’s Policies

Putting together a strong board handbook is about more than compliance with best practices. A robust set of governing policies, including position descriptions, financial controls, fundraising plans, etc. can be hugely liberating! In this 60-minute live online event, we will take a quick tour of a comprehensive board policy manual and suggest a strategies for drafting, reviewing, and adopting the various components without sucking the air out of your boardroom.Come see how a strong policy manual frees the board from many day to day hassles. We’ll also provide some templates and models for your organization to customize for your own needs.

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand their unique role, embrace their responsibilities, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.

Committees: Getting Stuff Done Between Meetings

No matter how big or small an organization is, sometimes committees work better in theory than they do in practice. Too much being done by too few. Busy schedules, unclear roles and responsibilities, and poor communication all make it difficult for a board’s committees to function in an effective way. Come learn some tips and tricks for promoting healthy committee work and maybe plan some concrete action steps for getting your group back on track.

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand and embrace their unique role, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.

The Board’s Role in Fundraising

Nearly every executive director who calls The Board Doctor, LLC looking for help with a “disengaged board” is really talking about fundraising. Whether it is because they fear asking for money or they misunderstand their role, too many board members are waiting for others to do the critical work of securing the resources the organization needs to achieve its mission. The good news is that most of the work of fundraising does not involve making an actual “ask.” In this workshop we explore all parts of the fundraising process and learn ways for every member of the board to get involved in a way that is comfortable and productive

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand and embrace their unique role, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.

Governance 101 – Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

You are all volunteers. You agreed to join the board because someone asked you to help and you care about the cause. Often, however, especially in smaller organizations, few members of the board have much experience governing a corporation. The urgency of organizing programs and events overwhelms the board’s ability to spend any time reviewing legal requirements, ensuring fiscal accountability, or developing infrastructure. In this interactive workshop, The Board Doctor will review best practices and explain what the law (and many donors and volunteers) expect from the board of directors.

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand and embrace their unique role, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.

Introduction to Board Self-Assessment: The Board Doctor’s Annual Checkup

Board service comes with responsibilities. Both state and federal laws place requirements on nonprofit board members. In addition to the legal duties and fiduciary obligations, there are ethical and good governance considerations for dealing with staff, fundraising, planning, evaluation, and more. The Board Doctor’s Annual Checkup is a 100-item master checklist that allows board members to self-assess how well their board is doing against these requirements and best practices and then decide what, if anything, they want to address.  The webinar will step participants through the process and why it matters.

Presenter: Cathy Allen is a BoardSource-certified nonprofit governance consultant with a passion for helping volunteer boards of directors understand and embrace their unique role, and organize their work for maximum effectiveness and minimum headache. Cathy is pleased to be making these workshops available virtually and at no cost during this time of COVID social distancing.