This series is offered in partnership with North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.
Powerhouse boards bring an energy to their work. They make good decisions on behalf of their mission. They are nimble, influential, effective, and connected. You may have seen such a board in your community – maybe you serve on one. If so, you know the joy that comes when a group of people comes together and really makes a difference.
In this three-part series designed for board members and those who work with them – including executive directors and program staff – a nonprofit board expert will introduce you to what you need to know and do to have a powerhouse board serving your mission, including tips and tools to implement these ideas within your board.
All participants receive a 28-page workbook to use for reflection, connection, and next step planning.
January 11 – Build a Powerhouse Board
We'll start at the beginning to understand the core purpose of your organization and how you can assemble the right people to achieve your goals. By the end of this session, you will have a clear sense of what you do and why, be able to explain this purpose to someone outside your organization, and use this understanding to build a recruitment plan for your future board.
January 18 – Know the Job
The right people will be ready to serve if they know the job and basic skills needed to do it. By the end of this session, you will know the roles and responsibilities of a board member, how to read financial statements, and follow the law when it comes to state and federal compliance.
January 25 – Work Well Together
Boards have a lot on their plate, so we'll talk about tips and tools to help your board work well together. Since so much work happens at meetings, we’ll talk about ways to make meetings effective and how to use committees to make good decisions. And our favorite topic of all: how to get every board member involved in raising money for your organization. You’ll leave with “ready to go” ideas on how to bring in more money to better achieve your mission.
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Cost + Registration
- MANP Members save $50!
- $150 MANP Members / $200 Nonmembers
Use code TEAM25 to save 25% when registering two or more from the same organization.
About the Presenter
Nancy Bacon is a teacher who has worked for over 25 years in the nonprofit sector. She works with nonprofits, associations, and networks to strengthen how nonprofit people can better serve their communities. She has trained thousands of board members in-person and online, speaks on nonprofits and learning, and serves as an all-around nonprofit cheerleader by co-hosting the Nonprofit Radio Show. In 2022, Nancy launched the Nonprofit Learning Center to provide high quality learn-anytime resources to nonprofit boards and staff.