A nonprofit’s board is a critical factor in ensuring the organization’s long term success. Good governance involves more than just defining the organization’s mission, raising funds and managing the chief executive. And great boards don’t just rubber stamp the board chair or chief executive’s recommendations. Instead, they challenge the status quo, push for better processes, ask important questions, monitor results and drive the organization’s performance to higher levels. The best boards are highly capable at juggling the many challenges associated with today’s operational environment – including dwindling resources, staffing shortages, increasing client needs, rising costs, and demands for greater accountability and transparency. While they are capably executing these tasks, they also maintain an intentional focus on a shared vision for the future and increasing their organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.
Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, to learn concepts and strategies for leveraging your board’s skills and expertise to lead your organization to achieve better impacts and outcomes. Exceptional boards that inspire their organizations to excellence don’t just happen. They are skillfully cultivated, nurtured and empowered. Highly effective board members who challenge their nonprofits to achieve better results will ensure positive changes in their communities in ways that are both powerful and lasting.
WHAT YOU’L LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Review the importance of ensuring a focused mission and shared vision
- Find key steps to successfully managing organizational performance
- Identify necessary tools to promote effective decision making
- Understand the advantages of impact evaluations for building capacity
- Discover the importance of assessing the chief executive and leveraging this role
- Review methods to increase board and organizational effectiveness
- Discuss common concerns about data overload
- Find ways to cultivate the right mix of board members who meet the necessary 3 W’s criteria
- Identify the power of keeping it simple and accessible in order to really understand what is happening
- Discover recommended core practices for creating high-impact nonprofits
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Nonprofit Board Governance: Essential Strategies for Driving Exceptional Organizational Performance” is Lynn Ivey. Ms. Lynn Ivey is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the US. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.