1. Effective Nonprofit Board Engagement: Best Practices, Strategies & Tools

Effective Nonprofit Board Engagement: Best Practices, Strategies & Tools

Effective Nonprofit Board Engagement: Best Practices, Strategies & Tools
Event ID: 40031
Session ID: 13992

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Darian Rodriguez Heyman, nonprofit fundraising and social media expert
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, board members, volunteer managers, HR managers, program managers, supervisors, department heads, outreach & education managers

Is your nonprofit struggling to get your board of directors actively engaged in your work? Would you love to catapult your organization forward by recruiting and activating stellar candidates who are passionate about your mission and their ability to support it? Do you want to more effectively leverage board members’ expertise, networks, and financial support? Then join us for this highly practical webinar where you’ll learn concrete tips and tools designed to help you not only recruit amazing candidates, but also to clarify expectations of incoming and existing members, better engage them in program work and fundraising, and completely transform your board meetings to make better use of everyone’s time. We’ll even provide some tips and tricks for gracefully transitioning off “dead weight.”

Please join Darian Rodriguez Heyman for this important guidance, which will include templates and clear frameworks for creating a Board Matrix, a powerful tool to help build consensus around recruitment and board expansion priorities. You will also learn how to implement a Board Member Agreement, a simple but highly effective job description that creates accountability and clarifies what’s expected of all board members, including fundraising responsibilities. Finally, learn how to adopt a Consent Calendar to transform meetings to dialogue-driven roundtables by efficiently updating your board on past discussions, program and other developments.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • How to transition legacy inactive or “working” board members into engaged fundraisers
  • How to ensure that all incoming and existing trustees know exactly what’s expected of them
  • How to get your board into lockstep around your top 3-5 recruitment priorities
  • An easy-to-implement tip for moving board meetings from boring updates to dynamic discussions


Your conference leader for “Effective Nonprofit Board Engagement: Best Practices, Strategies & Tools” is Darian Rodriguez Heyman. Mr. Heyman is an accomplished facilitator, fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His life’s work of “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as executive director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). In addition to his active consulting, facilitation, and public speaking work, Mr. Heyman currently serves as the part-time executive director of Numi Foundation, editor-in-chief of the popular nonprofit online magazine Blue Avocado, and co-producer of the Gender-Smart Investing Summit.

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