1. Reporting to the Board: Best Practices for Communicating Data and Increasing Support

Reporting to the Board: Best Practices for Communicating Data and Increasing Support

Reporting to the Board: Best Practices for Communicating Data and Increasing Support
Event ID: 18792

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Chief executives, officers, directors, board leadership, board members, nonprofit counsel, senior management, financial staff, managers, human resource managers, supervisors, volunteer managers, quality assurance staff, and marketing and community outreach staff

Nonprofit leaders are under a lot of pressure to keep their boards informed. But preparing and delivering the best board presentations with actionable data can be daunting for even the most seasoned executive director. Whether you are proposing a new service line, evaluating changes in staffing or program effectiveness, reporting this month’s quality indicators, or providing an update on the budget, you must know how to communicate effectively and compellingly. Helping your board make the best decisions isn’t really hard if you follow a simple three step process: collect the best data for your mission and goals; determine how to present the information effectively; and ensure the data is understood so it can be used to make informed decisions. Handle this process well, and you’ll be a trusted source of information who is warmly welcomed to the board room.

Please join Lynn Ivey for a webinar illustrating how to best communicate with your board, how to determine what information needs to be shared, the impact of better communication on your bottom line, and strategies for reporting your data in a language everyone understands.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Types of data and their uses
  • The importance of actionable data
  • Methods for data collection
  • Key strategies for board presentations
  • Tips for avoiding common presentation problems
  • Ways to present data to increase understanding
  • Identifying and prioritizing the metrics that matter to your mission
  • Ensuring reliable data and increasing trustworthiness
  • Utilizing dashboards to increase transparency and accountability
  • Case studies and examples


Your conference leader for “Reporting to the Board: Best Practices for Communicating Data and Increasing Support” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. 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. Lynn 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.

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