Board Governance Boot Camp: Strategic Board Development

12/14/2021 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM PT

Board Governance Boot Camp
Session 3 — Strategic Board Development


WHEN: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 9:00-10:30am
PRICE: $175 for CVNL members, $275 for non-members

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.

Strong, smart boards are critical to the health of your nonprofit organization. Despite their passion, nonprofit board members don’t always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. Our four-part series on board governance, led by Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL, helps organizations diagnose their boards’ needs and equip their board members with the right training and resources to take their leadership to the next level. From building a board to performance metrics, these sessions aim to maximize the engagement of your nonprofit’s biggest advocates and allies.


Board governance practices are divided into the following 4 sessions: Fundamentals, Structure, Development, and Fundraising

Session 3 on Strategic Board Development is the third course of our four-part series, but if you're just joining, welcome! Each session stands on its own. Given the tremendous responsibility and decision-making power of boards, and the length of most board members’ tenures, making sure you have the right composition of leaders on your board is essential. In this session, we will look at ways nonprofits can “get the right people around the table” and keep them engaged through ongoing development and evaluation. 

Specific topics will include:

  • The Board building cycle 
    • Identify needs
    • Cultivate leaders 
    • Recruitment  
  • Board member orientation  
  • Training and development 
  • Evaluating board performance – key metrics and dashboards  
Cancellation Policy:
We get that plans change. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we kindly ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance and try to send a colleague in your place. If you must cancel, you may apply your payment to any future workshop, but we do not offer refunds. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period.


Registration Type

CVNL Member





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