Talk to most nonprofit CEOs and executive directors and there will be discussion of how difficult it is to find and keep good board members. This begs the question: What can we do to build better nonprofit boards? While the answer to this is not simple, the first place to start is to look at your process for building your own board. Are you choosing people by their areas of expertise and how they meet the needs of your organization or because they have a heartbeat and you have a spot to fill? If you answered the latter, then this webinar is for you.
Intentional board building is often given a back seat to other things. Without a strong board and a plan for building that board, an organization may struggle to succeed. Please join Andie McConnell as she helps you understand how to move from simply filling board seats to taking the steps necessary to build a thoughtful, qualified board. She will focus on vetting and orienting board members through a solid application and orientation process and will put together a basic plan for building a strong governance committee.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Learn the basics of board building
- Evaluate your own application and orientation process
- Learn how to set up a governance committee
- Walk away with a plan of action to build your board
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Board Building: How to Vet Qualified Board Members That Will Actually Further Your Mission” is Andie McConnell. Andie McConnell is a Board Source Certified Consultant and in addition to running her how consulting business, she is the executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit, Fairy Godmother Project. Through her leadership, the organization has grown through volunteers, partnerships and fiscally. Her volunteer base continues to grow and the majority of her volunteers, once engaged, remain actively involved. She has built the organization from the ground up including developing training for all board and volunteer roles within her organization and recently received a grant through NY Life Foundation that allowed her to develop a training program for volunteers who work with bereaved families in her community. She has trained hundreds of volunteers through her time in the nonprofit sector. She has been recognized by different groups within her state for her leadership, passion and innovation including most recently being named a Difference Maker and Hometown Hero. She volunteers her time in many ways within her community including consulting with new nonprofits on how to take the next step toward success. Additionally, she holds both a master’s and a bachelor’s in education and has taught all levels from preschool to college.