Nonprofit organizations are legally required to have a board of directors who serve voluntarily to oversee their operations. This is an IRS requirement. Nonprofit boards provide vision and inspiration, strength and expertise, and resources and connections. The board is ultimately responsible for the organization’s activities, so volunteering is serious business with legal implications and ramifications, and in return for their service board members expect they will receive the training and orientation they need to be successful.
While board members are critical to the success of nonprofits, many organizations fail to spend sufficient time helping board members understand their roles and responsibilities. This can be remedied, however, with well-planned training and orientation. A well-planned and carefully designed orientation process ensures that each volunteer board member is equipped to understand what is unique about their organization, the challenges faced, the legalities involved, and opportunities that abound to make a positive impact.
Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she explores ways to help your board members understand, appreciate and embrace their roles and responsibilities. Learn strategies to ensure your board members are better able to contribute effectively and faster to the leadership process through a quality onboarding process.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
During this webinar you will:
- Discuss the benefits of a strong orientation process
- Know what to include in your training and orientation
- Discuss board member roles and assignments
- Understand the different roles board members fulfill
- Review ways to make new board members feel welcome
- Consider best practices for designing your onboarding process
- Understand how to develop your board members into active leaders
- Review key aspects of board service
- Identify legal duties and responsibilities
- Understand ways to increase understanding of the organization
- Consider what needs to be included in your board manual
- Review practical tips and case studies
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Nonprofit Board Orientation & Training: Equipping Board Members for Success” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn 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 strong 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 been invited to present 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.