Based on my experience as a board member, the board is key to a nonprofit's success. Nonprofit leaders need tools to engage and inspire board members.
New York, NY (Vocus) September 17, 2010
The board of a nonprofit is key to good governance and effective fundraising. Building an effective board takes the right attitude, a plan, and time. It should be at the top of any executive director's "to do" list.
With the 5 steps set forth in this free webinar from Ventureneer, Board Development: Five Steps to Getting Your Dream Board, nonprofit leaders will be able to develop a more effective board by learning from a seasoned former executive director and veteran consultant. Topics covered include how to:
*Deal with problem board members,
*Manage your board chair,
*Use helpful tools to make the process theirs, not yours!
"Based on my experience as a board member, the board is key to a nonprofit's success," said Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "Nonprofit leaders need tools to engage and inspire board members."
The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 29, from 11 am-12n ET and will be useful to board members -- especially officers -- as well as nonprofit executives and senior managers who work with boards.
The goal of the webinar is to give nonprofit leaders the tools to develop a board that is engaged, passionate, and aware of its responsibilities. After all, board members are ambassadors in the community, an organization's biggest fans, and the gateway to contributions and fundraising.
The webinar will be taught by Kathy Keeley, Principle, The Keeley Group, who has been a social entrepreneur and executive for more than 20 years. She has been a nonprofit consultant for the last 10 years, providing strategic planning, consulting, facilitation, and coaching services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Keeley has consulted with more than 100 boards, small and large boards.
For more information or to register, go to Ventureneer's website.
About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. She honed her online expertise at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations. She has taught university-level classes in entrepreneurship and has been nationally recognized for her achievements in small business development and nonprofit guidance.
Ventureneer connects values-driven small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to make the world a better place and to thrive as businesses. At Ventureneer, entrepreneurial and nonprofit training and advice are practical, accessible, and affordable. Ventureneer has a new approach to learning, one built on Web 2.0 technology, that blends traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning. You can learn new skills, collaborate with peers, develop solutions to your real-world problems, get one-on-one help from experts, and access the information you need to make better decisions for your organizations.