San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For a nonprofit to succeed, it must have a board that is committed to the organization's mission, possesses substantial leadership skills and expertise, sets policy that guides the nonprofit organization's work and is organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when our organizations are facing new challenges.
Who should attend: current and prospective board members of nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in learning best practices for strengthening a nonprofit board of directors. This session does not specifically deal with charter school governance, but rather effective governance for nonprofits more broadly.
This fast paced session will provide you and your board leadership tools and guidance for implementing proven practices and techniques being used today to strengthen the governance capacity of nonprofit boards. Applying these best practices will lead to immediate improvements in your board’s functioning.
Written and individual board and committee descriptions
Effective Meetings: Use of Consent Agendas and Other Tools
Board Leadership and Succession Planning
Board and Committee Assessment and Exit Interview Form
Incorporating strategic deliberation into every board meeting
Frank Martinelli has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development, volunteer management, and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1976 over 25,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefited from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and consultation. Learn more about Frank's work here.