Effective Board Leadership

Develop an Effective, High-Performance Board of Directors for Your Organization

What are the primary responsibilities of a nonprofit board? Why do people join nonprofit boards in the first place? Understanding this dynamic can help you to manage your board and recruit new board members who are aligned with your organization’s mission and values. In this tell-all, no-holds-barred workshop, CSL will share with you its 12 Strategies for Building a Successful nonprofit Board.

As a Board member, is your role one of governance or management? As the ED, how do you motivate Board members to help you achieve the organization’s most important goals, including fundraising? Which of the organization’s responsibilities lie with the Board and which with the ED? Does your Board view the ED as a ‘social entrepreneur’ whose vision the board supports, or a ‘hired gun’ in charge of carrying out the board’s mandate?

CSL will offer its recommended breakdown of responsibilities between the Board and the ED in order to help you balance this delicate power relationship in your organization. You will learn the differences between the way a family board operates vs. a professional board, and how to determine which is the right board structure for your organization. You will also learn how to create effective board committees that actually get real work done. Finally, you will learn CSL’s time-tested 7 Principles for Successful Board Meetings.


Contact CSL to learn how we can customize this and other Leadership Workshops for your nonprofit.

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