How's your board doing? How much could you accomplish if you had the right people around the table? When it comes to great and successful nonprofit boards, the key is in their recruiting and orientation. During this live nonprofit training webinar we'll show you step-by-step how to enlist and build your dream team board.
If you get the right people in the right seats around the table, then set the right expectations, you are setting your board up for tremendous success. And how we enlist new members has everything to do with their ultimate success, not only in fundraising but in the leadership they offer our nonprofit organization as well.
During this live nonprofit training webinar, author and consultant Gail Perry CFRE, will guide you through a step-by-step process to determine what kind of board members you need and give you the right kind of process for recruiting them. Use these ideas and the step-by-step instruction to help your Nominating Committee get organized, productive, and guide them to enlist the best possible leaders to join your board team.
- How to profile your current board members.
- Qualities and skill sets to look for in new board members.
- How to determine who else you need on your board.
- The 7 factors that impact your board's performance.
- What's the difference between "enlistment" and "recruitment?"
- What kind of lead time you need to enlist new board members.
- How to develop a background "bench" of potential board members you are cultivating.
- 3 tools you need in place before you start recruiting your board.
- How a Governance Committee can keep the peace.
- 6 jobs for a Governance Committee.
- How to select the right people for a governance committee.
- How to have an "expectations" conversation with new board members.
- How to set expectations for financial contributions from new board members.
- Why new board members are more likely to respond to a "big request."
- How to set expectations properly with a sample Board Member Job Description and Board Member Information Form.
- Tips for a fun and enjoyable orientation process.
- Why orientation is key to setting up new board members for success.
Bonus! You'll also get a 24 page Dream Team Board Workbook that will contain:
- Sample Board Member job descriptions.
- Rating chart to define board member characteristics and skill sets.
- Checklist: qualities to look for in board members.
- A chart to help you set expectations for board members.
- A chart to help you define characteristics that will help support fundraising.
- A step-by-step guide for recruiting new board members.
- Guidelines: the right way and the wrong way to approach new board members.
- An assessment tool for your current board.
Presented by Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, is an international fundraising consultant, trainer and keynote speaker. She's author of the Fired-Up Fundraising blog, with an international following of over 9000 nonprofit leaders. She is the best-selling author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley). Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, developed over the past 25 years as a non-profit philanthropy expert, has helped organizations raise hundreds of millions in gifts and support. Gail works with organizations all over the country to set up successful capital campaigns, build their public profile, engage their communities and secure public/private funding for their missions.
She is the founder of Gail Perry Associates, a Raleigh-based consulting and training firm, and is past President of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which recently awarded her 2011 Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year. She's a frequent guest on nonprofit interview shows, fundraising blogs, and writes frequently for Guidestar, Fundraising Success magazine, BoardSource and many other respected industry resources.
Gail launched her fundraising career at Duke University and then directed the fundraising program at The Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Perry holds an MBA and a BA with honors in English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.