Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors

Relationship-driven fundraising

Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors

with Steve Boland, Managing Partner of Next in Nonprofits

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?” Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

Join us live on September 8th, 2021 at 2:00 PM CT or, register and the recording on-demand.

Receive 1 CFRE credit for attending!

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?”  Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

In this Hubinar you can expect to take away:

  • A customizable template for evaluating your current Board and prioritizing gaps
  • Step-by-step instructions to use public tools like LinkedIn to find candidates to fill those gaps
  • Examples of digital tools to create self-serve board resources, such as updated directories

Join Steve Boland, Managing Partner of Next in Nonprofits, to talk about digital tools to break free from the traps of recruiting leadership only from the connections of current members. This webinar will first cover a board matrix to identify characteristics your unique mission really needs on the board – and it is more than just a lawyer and corporate leaders connected to donors. Then we’ll look at using public tools as simple as LinkedIn to lock in on potential candidates who meet specific strategic needs. Finally, we’ll cover the importance of board training and retention via digital tools which frees senior staff while improving board outcomes in engagement as well as retention.

About the Presenter

Steve is the managing partner and founder of Next in Nonprofits, which provides fundraising and communications consulting, speaking, and content development services for nonprofit organizations. He has served as executive director of three nonprofit organizations in his career. Steve was the founding manager of the eBusiness Institute at Minnesota Technology. Steve has taught Development and Fundraising at Hamline University.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Steve holds a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Hamline University and is an alumnus of the Shannon Leadership Institute.

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