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Strategic Action: Shifting Boards from Planning to Doing

SVP Boulder County

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

Strategic Action: Shifting Boards from Planning to...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Community Member - Interested in Boards
Choose this if you're signing up to make Boulder County's social sector stronger, but you aren't currently serving on a nonprofit Board or your affiliation doesn't fit under the other ticket types described here
Ended $30.00 $0.00
Nonprofit Board Member
Choose this ticket type if your organization if you currently serve as a Board Member at any local nonprofit
Ended $30.00 $0.00
Nonprofit Staff Member
Choose this ticket type if you are on staff with any local nonprofit
Ended $30.00 $0.00
SVP Partner
Choose this ticket type if you are a current or alumni Partner of SVP Boulder County (contact us for your SVP Partner discount code)
Ended $30.00 $0.00
8-Punch Pass
Select this option if you'd like to purchase a pass, making each BOARDS WITH BRAINS session just $24 (a 20% discount). It can be bought by individuals or organizations, and is transferable among attendees. To use multiple punches for this session, email Olga at olga@svpbouldercounty.org for assistance
Ended $192.00 $11.55

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BOARDS WITH BRAINS is SVP’s board governance education series (learn more, below). Join us for our 2014 trainings, like this one: Want to better focus your Board’s precious time and energy? Shift from strategic planning to strategic doing, and learn how to organize your Board’s scope of work around continuous strategic action for impact. 

About this Session:

Throw out your strategic plan and start doing strategic action. The workshop examines practical ways to organize the scope of work of the board of directors around continuous strategic action for impact. Participants will learn how to focus time and energy on strategic impact at every board meeting of the year, not just at the strategic planning retreat. The focus is not on producing a thick strategic plan (a set of lofty words) but on changing behaviors, so that your board focuses on strategic impact in an intentional way that will engage members more meaningfully and increase intended impact at all levels of the organization. Session objectives include:

  • Learn how to organize the scope of work of the board of directors around continuous strategic action focused on impact.
  • Learn how to change board behavior to focus on intended impact
  • Learn how to engage board and staff more meaningfully


About our Presenter:

Edward R. Gray Is principal at GRAYMatter Solutions for Nonprofits, a consultancy working to improve nonprofit impact through greater stakeholder engagement.  He teaches organizational leadership and ethics courses at several institutions including The University of the Rockies, Walden University, and The University of Maryland.

He was senior program officer at the Gill Foundation responsible for a $1 million grant portfolio in human services, arts, and education.  Gray founded The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Community Foundation and grew YouthPride into the largest LGBTQ organization in the Southeast during four years as executive director.

Gray was the inaugural director of academic affairs, editor of Religious Studies News, and principal researcher for the Lilly Foundation funded census of departments at the 9,000 member American Academy of Religion. He is co-editor of Gay Religion, a groundbreaking collection on the religious practices of LGLBT individuals. Gray has also published essays on catastrophe as a transcendent event, several op-ed pieces, and studies of nonprofit best practices. He holds a doctorate from Emory University.

About the BOARDS WITH BRAINS series:

SVP Boulder County is invested in strengthening our shared community's social sector. We want to help make our nonprofits and the people who run them wildly successful, and, we believe strong leaders – both staff and board – help create capable organizations.

With that in mind, we've designed our BOARDS WITH BRAINS professional development series. We've got recurring sessions covering governance fundamentals (a nice refresher, or first-timer introduction), as well as sessions digging into leadership topics (deep-dives into specific areas of governance best practice).

And, to make it easy for as many Boulder County leaders to sign up, sessions are priced accessibly. Our per-session fee is a below-market $30, and each session includes a limited number of scholarship slots. Additionally, we offer a transferable, 8-punch passes (resulting in a 20% discount, just $24/session!).

We do hope you’ll join us – sign up now, and, if you need assistance purchasing a series punch pass, or details on scholarships, get in touch by emailing Olga now.

Have questions about Strategic Action: Shifting Boards from Planning to Doing? Contact SVP Boulder County

When & Where

BDA, main classroom
1600 Range Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

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