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Board Development: building an engaged and effective board

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Pacific Tower, 8th Floor Panoramic Center

1200 12th Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98144

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Board Development: building an engaged and effective board

How can you build the strongest possible board of directors to guide and champion your organization? Participants will learn how to run a thoughtful board recruitment process that will yield results. In addition, we’ll touch on engagement and retention strategies to make sure you are able to keep and benefit from the talented people serving on your board.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Name key board roles and responsibilities
  • Recognize three life stages of nonprofit boards
  • Develop a board recruitment process for your organization
  • Identify recruitment goals for your nonprofit
  • Recruit board members with the skills and experience you need
  • Welcome and orient new board members

Trainer: Laura Pierce serves as Executive Director of Washington Nonprofits, our state association for all nonprofits. Washington Nonprofits makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed through learning, advocacy and collaboration, working in partnership with 501 Commons and other nonprofit capacity builders. Prior to joining Washington Nonprofits, Laura owned a consulting business serving nonprofits for 18 years, assisting clients with strategic planning, board development, leadership transitions and capacity building. Prior to consulting, Laura worked in higher education, education reform and civil rights organizations. She holds an M.P.A. from the University of Washington with a concentration in nonprofit management. Laura has taught nonprofit governance and leadership through University of Washington, Seattle University, ArtsFund, the Nonprofit Assistance Center and United Way of King County.

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