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Annual Planning and Tracking Calendar for Board & Staff | Sample

A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare

Board 101: Board Focus and Roles

As a board member, you may have found that time and limited resources have influenced your board’s ability to identify and implement the best strategies to support your organization. As an executive director, you may be wondering what tools are available to support your board. This webinar will provide foundational tips and strategies in order to support efficient and fulfilling board participation.

Board Committee Job Descriptions

A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.

Board Development, Engagement, and Recruitment

Without care and feeding, Boards risk becoming stagnant and ineffective. In this webinar we’ll explore how to assess your board’s effectiveness, keep board members engaged, deal with “deadwood” directors, and identify and bring in the right kind of new directors.

Board Friendraising: Creating Advocates for Your Mission

How can you help your board members feel positive and comfortable with fundraising? Make them friendraisers! We’ll share with you the powerful impact board members have on your bottom line when you embrace the role of advocate and make friends for your mission wherever you go.

Board Leadership: Maximizing Impact and Sanity

Common experience, backed by research, shows that the quality and effectiveness of a Board is highly determined by the quality of its leadership (board chairs, vice-chairs), yet this is often a highly unappealing role and not suited for everyone. In this webinar – valuable for every board member – we’ll explore the key focus areas of board leaders, how to address some of the biggest challenges of being in a board leadership role, what the most important qualities and skills of an effective chair are, and how to find your successor as a chair.

Board Member Recruitment Process | Sample

Use this Sample document as a template for recruiting board members to your organization. Agree on skills, roles, responsibilities, and qualities you are seeking within your organization, and customize for your organization’s unique needs.

Board Skills and Experience Checklist

Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your Board needs strengthening? This checklist will help you and your organization get a high-level view of the  strengths and gaps in your current Board.

Bringing Out the Best in Your Board

Boards are our most valuable volunteers. When Boards are successful and engaged, they can provide guidance, support, and increase your organization’s capacity. Is your Board performing at their full potential?

Committee Terms of Reference

A simple template to use to capture pertinent information for each internal committee; including contacts, purpose, structure and history.

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