How to Be an Awesome Nonprofit Board Member - A Beginners Guide (Recording)

  • Duration
    90 Minutes
  • Author
    Robin Cabral
  • Course Level
  • Year Created
  • CFRE Approved
    1.50 Points
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How to Be an Awesome Nonprofit Board Member - A Beginners Guide (Recording)
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How to Be an Awesome Nonprofit Board Member - A Beginners Guide

A Whopping 92% of the People Who Attended This Nonprofit Webinar Rated It As Great to Excellent!

Nonprofit Board training is crucial! During this 90-minute, recorded webinar, you will get all of the tools and step-by-step instructions to become an awesome and impactful nonprofit Board member.

As a long-time nonprofit expert, Robin understands the importance of nonprofit Board governance to the overall effectiveness of an organization, including fund development.

In this recorded webinar, Robin will teach you the same tactics and techniques that she has used to help transform nonprofit boards over the last 25 years.

During This Nonprofit Webinar Recording, You Will Learn:

  • How to Effectively Govern as a Board Member
  • How to be a good nonprofit Board Member
  • How Boards Work and Your Role
  • How Board Meetings Are Effective and Your Role
  • How to Get Engaged and Involved in Fund Development
  • How to Work in Partnership with Staff
  • How to Ensure That You Are Doing Your Best Job As a Board Member

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Board Composition Matrix Analysis Template
  2. Board Committee Position Description Sample
  3. Sample Board Member Position Description
  4. Sample Board Member Expectations Form
  5. Sample Board Member Committee List
  6. Sample Board Meeting Consent Agenda
  7. Sample Board Member Fund Development Expectations
  8. Sample CEO Position Description
  9. Sample Board Member Self-Assessment Form
  10. The Webinar Slides

About Your Topic Expert:

Robin is specifically qualified to teach this webinar because she:

  1. Has Worked with dozens of Boards of Directors in the fundraising planning process.
  2. Has Conducted dozens of trainings to Boards on their roles and fund development.
  3. Holds a MA in Philanthropy and Fund Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  4. Maintains the CFRE credential
  5. And, is an ICC Certified Accredited Career Coach

Robin L. Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over 25 years of experience. Robin has raised millions of dollars assisting nonprofit organizations as a development professional, overseeing all aspects of fund development, from annual funds to capital campaigns and donor communications.

Robin obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Fund Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She currently holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a graduate of Leadership Southcoast (2010).

Robin is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and adheres to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice. She has served on the board of AFP-RI and the National Catholic Development Conference Planning Committee and Professional Development Committee. She has been a conference presenter, workshop leader, roundtable leader, moderator, and facilitator, and was an AFP-RI Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair. She is also an AFP Master Faculty Trainer.

In 2012, Robin launched Development Consulting Solutions to provide outsourced fund development consulting services and interim fund development staffing. She works with small to mid-sized nonprofits throughout the Northeastern United States and beyond.

What Attendees Said about This Webinar:

“As the President of our Executive Board, I found this to be of value when I recruit and interview potential members. Robin gave good responses to my questions.”

Patricia Steimer,  Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee

“Very informative and handouts will be great to share with our board.  Thank you.”

Sue Mellitt, Children's Community School

“I've been involved on both sides of the board - as a member and as staff. This presentation was fabulous in breaking down all of the roles and responsibilities. The presenter did a very nice job of simplifying something that is so complex for most people. I will be recommending this to other friends who are both staff and board members!”

Catherine Kerkam,  FONA

“There was a lot of great information presented, not to mention the plethora of downloadable materials. Every Board member, new AND experienced, should take a listen!”

Terry Brown, Music in the Mountains

“I have never found a board member who feels confident they know what they are doing. This webinar helps to clarify the role of a board, a board member and how this is distinguished from staff roles. You'll complete the webinar with clarity and resources to bring you forward.”

Jessica O’Neill, Just Roots

“Great overview for board members. I wish I could have convinced some of mine to attend!”

Angela Lett, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc.

“I would recommend this webinar especially to those who are new to boards. But, nevertheless, it is most helpful for all board members.”

Charles Hedges

“Very informative with detailed and specifically helpful information that wanted to make you implement it right away”

Gina Dacus, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

“This was a terrific refresher for board members and primer for those just joining boards. The presenter was terrific -- answered all my questions and clearly knew the topic inside and out. The handouts will be very helpful to my board.”

Rebecca Hutchinson, R+Co

“Very informative, including valuable documents for Board engagement.” 

Mickey Mueller, Northwoods Wildlife Center

“As a young board just starting out, these sorts of webinars are so valuable. You only have one chance to begin well and content like this helps us do just that. Thank you!”

Jody Urbanski, Abbrey Homes LLC

“Very informative; love the handouts and resources.”

Debbie Price, Children's House International Adoptions

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