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Board Governance Boot Camp

Fall 2022 Board Governance Boot Camp Series

Board Governance Boot Camp Fall 2022

This series is ideal for nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs and nonprofit board members. Board chairs and those serving in an officer position, or are thinking of doing so, will find the sessions particularly useful.

November 2 – December 7


Nonprofit board members enrich and govern an organization with their personal expertise, connections, and passion for the cause – and yet, they don’t always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. 

CVNL knows what strong, smart boards looks like – and how critical they are for the health of an organization. Our four-part series on board governance, led by CVNL leaders Linda Jacobs, CEO, and Tom Hayashi, Chief Capacity Building Officer, helps organizations diagnose their board needs and equip their board members with the right training and resources to take their leadership to the next level. 

From fundamentals to performance metrics, these sessions aim to maximize the engagement of your nonprofit’s most prominent advocates and allies.

Fall 2022: 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, and 12/7

Four half-day sessions starting at 9am. Via Zoom.

 

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Program Details

Fall 2022 Schedule

This session provides a solid foundation to deepen understanding of nonprofit governance and how to better align the work of the board to heighten engagement and maximize impact. The focus of this course is on the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the collective board. Session will cover:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Differentiate between operational and governance decisions
  • Apply practices that build effective boards in the areas of structure, role clarity, team dynamic and board continuity

Register for the single session here.

While fundraising is one of the main roles that nonprofit board members play, it is often one that many people are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. We will craft a training that includes the psychology of fundraising, common myths and basic truths, fundraising best practices, and how nonprofit board and staff can work as partners to achieve fundraising goals. This training will be interactive and will include time for participants to practice using new information and approaches through role play scenarios. Session includes:

  • Engaging and actionable training on board fundraising
  • Expert guidance on questions/scenarios specific to your organization as part of the training, and a workbook of related information and resources

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Without a strong structure, boards can fall prey to a whole host of dysfunctions, including wasted time, unfocused meetings, and lack of strategic engagement. This course will dive deeper into specific structures and assessment practices that strengthen nonprofit boards. Session will cover:

  • Committess, task teams and advisory council structures and functions
  • Running productive board meetings
  • Board and Chief Executive Assessment

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Given the board’s tremendous responsibility and decision-making power and the length of most board member’s tenures, making sure you have the right composition of leaders on your board is essential. In this course, we will look at ways nonprofits can “get the right people around the table” and keep them engaged through ongoing development and evaluation. Session will cover:

  • Board composition and needs
  • Recruitment and cultivation
  • Process for electing, and orienting new board members
  • Approaches to ongoing training and development
  • Evaluating board performance – key metrics and dashboards

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Cancellation policy: If plans change and you are no longer able to attend, we will transfer your enrollment and payment to the next program cycle. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period. We do not offer refunds. 

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If you have any questions about Board Governance Bootcamp or other CVNL training opportunities, contact:

Scott Peterson at speterson@cvnl.org