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GOVERNANCE and Board Leadership

PHILANTHROPY DAY

Slide2

RECRUITMENT

POWER OF NETWORKING

Slide3

Board Criteria

ID Characteristics (skills, talent, ethnic, etc.)

Passion for mission

Testing – follow-thru, value, time commitment

Financial stake in the game

# Boards

Slide4

RECRUITING

THE FIRST MEETING

Initial conversation – explore interests

Research

Resume

,

Philanthropy

, etc.

Exploratory Only

Clarify Process

Review

Expectations of all Board Members

ID a

good fit

or not

Slide5

RECRUITING

EXPECTATIONS

Job Descriptions

Confidentiality

of Board Deliberations

Board speaks as one, even if we do not all agree

T

aking

on a fiduciary role

C

ommittee

of the

Board

Attendance at meetings

We expect to be in the top three of your philanthropic giving priorities

.

Slide6

ONBOARDING

MATERIALS FOR ONBOARDING A NEW TRUSTEE

Recent

Financial Statements

Recent Accomplishments of the Organization

Current and Future Risks the Organization Faces

Strategic Plan of the

Board

Board of Directors Manual

Attorney General Board Guidelines

Case for Support

Touch

and Feel the Program

Slide7

ONBOARDING

UNDERSTAND THE LIMITS OF BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Make

sure new Board members understand that the Board has only one Employee and that is the Executive Director or CEO of the organization.

Example: a key Employee is concerned about the direction of the organization and calls a new Board member to discuss her “issues” with her boss.

Getting involved in the day to day is not the purpose of a Board member

.

Utilize Board Chair

Slide8

FUNDRAISING

POWER OF PEOPLE

Slide9

FUNDRAISING

TRUSTEES

RESPONSIBILITY

Give, Get, or Get Out

100%

P

articipation is key

If the organization is not raising enough money – it is the Board’s problem

High functioning Boards have

2-5

strong fundraisers per year

Slide10

Development committees

Purpose

Approve annual development plans

Work with staff to guide

Raise money

Liaison to Board

Events

Slide11

FUNDRAISING

WHAT MAKES

A

N EFFECTIVE

FUNDRAISER

?

Ability to Give — effectiveness starts with the peer ask

Large Circle of Contacts

Walks in Many Worlds

Comfortable with People/Puts Others at Ease

Passion for the Cause

Not Afraid to Ask

Be Relentless

Slide12

A

NO IS JUST A STOP ALONG THE WAY TO YES

.

"

Fundraising 101

FUNDRAISING

Slide13

GOOD GOVERNANCE

POWER OF ORGANIZATION

Slide14

Board

Board succession planning

Term Limits

Leadership Transition

Emeritus engagement

Advisory Boards

Unsuccessful Board Members

Slide15

GOVERNANCE

COMMITTEE SYSTEM

Recruit Strong Committee Chairs

Create Clear Goals for Committees

Limit Committee Reporting in Board Meetings

Written Reports in Advance

Save Time for Strategic Thinking with the whole Board

Executive Committees are a double edged sword

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GOVERNANCE

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Well-Constructed Agenda

Governance over daily operation

Be

respectful of everyone’s time

Board

Chair must move the conversation along

Difficult Topics can be broached by asking everyone to lend an opinion

Be careful of “Group Think” - reward

outliers

Break Bread Together

Slide17

GOVERNANCE

THREE TYPES OF BOARD DISCUSSION

F

iduciary

Strategic

Generative

Slide18

GOVERNANCE

GENERATIVE THINKING

Who are we

?

W

hat problem are we solving

?

Are we solving this problem in the best way possible

?

A

re we the best at solving this problem

?

H

ow can we be better

?

C

redit

to “Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards” by Richard Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor

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WHAT QUESTION THAT IS NOW UNDISCUSSED OR UN-DISCUSSABLE WOULD YOU TALK TO THE ED OR BOARD CHAIR ABOUT?

Bill Ryan,

Author of “GOVERNANCE AS LEADERSHIP

GENERATIVE THINKING

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Thank You

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