The Board as Partner: Steps To Help the Board Help the Organization
The Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin, in partnership with the Urban Economic Development Association is offering a free webinar on “The Board as Partner: Steps To Help the Board Help the Organization”:
“If engaged the right way, the Board of Directors can be both a voice of the community and a voice for the community. Learn some techniques you can apply at your organization to activate your Board as an important part of your team.
Here’s what we’ll discuss
Some say the Board of Directors is an outdated, paternalistic structure that needs to go. We disagree. We think the Board can be a very powerful tool and partner, working with your operations team providing leadership, oversight, and support. This interactive webinar will cover:
Why we have a Board of Directors
Let’s look at the history, how boards developed in the nonprofit sector. They were established to give the community some representation as decisions are made.
How to engage your board
Not every board can or should work the same way. Don’t assume what a board does. We’ll explore ways to build the structure and define the responsibilities to fit your culture, mission, size, etc.
Ways to build a board of equity
Equity and inclusiveness starts at the board level. We’ll share some tools to help the board attract, respect, and retain people from across the community.”