Governance for Social Impact
Program Kick-off
October 7, 2013
Agenda
6:00 WELCOME
Nora Silver, Director and Adjunct Professor, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership
Richard Lyons,...
Berkeley Board Fellows Growth
High Program Quality

Board Mentors:
How satisfied were you with your Board Fellows?

Berkeley Board Fellows program surve...
A Sample of 2013 Board Fellow Organizations
Purpose
Students

•
•
•
•

Work at the highest level of an organization with dynamic
and experienced board members
Underst...
Nonprofit Governance Basics
• Watch introduction to nonprofit boards video
– http://bit.ly/board-basics-vid

• Access onli...
Fellow Commitment

8-10 Hours per Month

Board Service
• Fellow actively participates as a non-voting board
member
Board C...
Sample of Past Projects
MARKETING
• Brand audit
• Market research
• Analysis of the organization’s
value to clients

OTHER...
Mentor Commitment
INTRODUCE

COACH
Guide and coach the
fellow

Provide a formal
introduction to the
organization, the boar...
Program Year (October – May)

Kick-off Session
(October)

Coaching
sessions
(November)

Deliverable:
Update
(December)

Fe...
Dates Affecting Students’ Availability

Fall Final Exams……….….....……. Dec 14th-18th
Winter Break (travel)…………Dec 19th-Jan ...
Voices of Experience: Board Mentor

Ken Shachmut, Best Mentor 2012
Board member, Clinic by the Bay
EVP & CFO - Safeway Hea...
Berkeley Board Fellows Kick-Off Meeting

Reflections on Mentoring
Clinic by the Bay – San Francisco
Ken Shachmut
Board Mem...
Agenda
• Clinic by the Bay

• Our project – Last year and this year
• Best practices – Learnings from our experience

• Ch...
Clinic by the Bay
• San Francisco’s Volunteers in Medicine free
healthcare clinic
• Serves the working uninsured who are n...
Project: Board Information Dashboard
Last Year

This Year

• Board information needs

• Final design

• Existing approache...
Mentor Best Practices for a Three-Way Win
Organization
• Choose a real
project

Haas BBF
• Prepare well,
value BBF time

•...
Challenges: Mostly Logistics if MBP Applied
• Manage expectations on timing – your Board, your
ED and your BBF
• Remember ...
Advice for New Mentors
• Value your BBF – He/she is very bright and will add
real value to your organization
• Keep the pr...
Upcoming CBTB Events
Medical & Dental Provider
Luncheon

3rd Birthday Celebration

• Providers interested in
volunteer opp...
Contact Information
• Clinic by the Bay
4877 Mission Street, San Francisco

• Eliza Gibson, Executive Director
eliza@ clin...
Voices of Experience: Board Fellows
Tamara Patterson, MBA 2015
Board Fellow 2011
Board member 2013
Friends of the Urban Fo...
How Board Fellows Add Value
• Skills and expertise (own and accessed)
• Preparation

• Teamwork
• Ask and speak up
• Fresh...
Resources
• CNPL Faculty and Staff
• Coaches
• Nonprofit Boards Class – Spring, 2 Sundays (Fellows)
• Student and Mentor P...
Coaches
Coach

Industry

Allison Sparks

Social Justice, Economic Development

Bob Miller

Children & Youth, Education

Co...
Mentor-Fellow Discussion
• Fellows and Mentors are at the same table
• Find others from your nonprofit
• Take the rest of ...
Mentor-Fellow Discussion
• Personal introductions
• Integrating fellow into the board
– What kind of board is it? Members?...
Stay Connected & Tap Into Resources
Email: socialimpact@haas.berkeley.edu
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImpactMBA
Board Fe...
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Oct 7, 2013
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For more information on the Berkeley Board Fellows program, visit http://bit.ly/boardfellows

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    1. 1. Governance for Social Impact Program Kick-off October 7, 2013
    2. 2. Agenda 6:00 WELCOME Nora Silver, Director and Adjunct Professor, Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership Richard Lyons, Dean, Berkeley-Haas School of Business 6:15 BERKELEY BOARD FELLOWS PROGRAM Paul Jansen, Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business; Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Board Chair, CARE 6:30 VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Outstanding Board Mentor 2012 Ken Shachmut, Board member, Clinic by the Bay; EVP & CFO - Safeway Health Inc., SVP - Safeway Inc. Board Fellows Tamara Patterson, MBA 2015, Board Fellows, 2011-12 and Board member 2013, Friends of the Urban Forest Ashley Bliss-Herrera, MPP 2014 Community Alliance for Learning, Board Fellow 2012-13 6:40 BOARD MENTOR AND BOARDS FELLOWS DISCUSSIONS
    3. 3. Berkeley Board Fellows Growth
    4. 4. High Program Quality Board Mentors: How satisfied were you with your Board Fellows? Berkeley Board Fellows program survey results 2013 Board Fellows: Please rate your overall experience with the Board Fellows Program
    5. 5. A Sample of 2013 Board Fellow Organizations
    6. 6. Purpose Students • • • • Work at the highest level of an organization with dynamic and experienced board members Understand governance and develop practical governance skills Understand the intersection of the business and nonprofit sector Make an impact on your local community Nonprofits • • • • Access new skills and a fresh perspective Receive a valuable work product Develop skills in recruiting and working with young, professional board members Mentor future social sector leaders
    7. 7. Nonprofit Governance Basics • Watch introduction to nonprofit boards video – http://bit.ly/board-basics-vid • Access online resources – http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu/documents/McKinsey_Dyna mic_Board_Report_w_Assessment_Grid.pdf – http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu/boardfellows/boardfellows -resources.html
    8. 8. Fellow Commitment 8-10 Hours per Month Board Service • Fellow actively participates as a non-voting board member Board Committee Participation • Fellow serves on a board committee or task force, usually based on the content of the project Board-Level Project • Fellow completes a project on a critical board need (working in pairs when matched)
    9. 9. Sample of Past Projects MARKETING • Brand audit • Market research • Analysis of the organization’s value to clients OTHER • Program evaluation • Implementation plan for alumni affiliation • New online fundraising tool • Progress reporting tools to inform the board on a major organizational overhaul FINANCE • Financial analysis of underperforming programs • Financial sustainability model to determine fundraising needs • Financial reporting development STRATEGY • Strategic plan for leveraging social networking technology • Feasibility study of a new service • Development plan for recruiting next generation board members
    10. 10. Mentor Commitment INTRODUCE COACH Guide and coach the fellow Provide a formal introduction to the organization, the board, and its work INTEGRATE ENCOURAGE Include the fellow in all board meetings and connect with key board/staff/stakeholders Encourage the fellow to actively contribute his/her perspective
    11. 11. Program Year (October – May) Kick-off Session (October) Coaching sessions (November) Deliverable: Update (December) Fellows Workshops (February) Final deliverable (Mid-May) Regular attendance at board and committee meetings Oct 7 Kickoff Nov 1 Project scope due Dec 5 Fellow Workshop 6-8pm Feb 6 Board Workshop 3-5pm May 1 Finale
    12. 12. Dates Affecting Students’ Availability Fall Final Exams……….….....……. Dec 14th-18th Winter Break (travel)…………Dec 19th-Jan 20st MBA Classes Resume.…..………..……..Jan 21nd Exam Week..………………..………..Mar 10th-14th Spring Break…………...….…………Mar 24th-28th Spring Final Exams….……..……..May 12th-16th
    13. 13. Voices of Experience: Board Mentor Ken Shachmut, Best Mentor 2012 Board member, Clinic by the Bay EVP & CFO - Safeway Health Inc., SVP - Safeway Inc.
    14. 14. Berkeley Board Fellows Kick-Off Meeting Reflections on Mentoring Clinic by the Bay – San Francisco Ken Shachmut Board Member & Treasurer October 7, 2013
    15. 15. Agenda • Clinic by the Bay • Our project – Last year and this year • Best practices – Learnings from our experience • Challenges • Advice for new Mentors
    16. 16. Clinic by the Bay • San Francisco’s Volunteers in Medicine free healthcare clinic • Serves the working uninsured who are not eligible for government healthcare services • Volunteer providers • Program facts – – – – Medical and dental services 1,400 patients, 6,000 visits in 3 years Operating budget $1.2 million – 46% in-kind, 54% cash Funded through private donations
    17. 17. Project: Board Information Dashboard Last Year This Year • Board information needs • Final design • Existing approaches – VIM and elsewhere • Board sign-off • Metrics, data sources & calculations • Implementation requirements – – – Financial Volunteer Clinical outcomes • Dashboard structure • Board consensus • Volunteer training • Implementation
    18. 18. Mentor Best Practices for a Three-Way Win Organization • Choose a real project Haas BBF • Prepare well, value BBF time • Work closely with • Set clear ED / Comm Chairs expectations • Treat BBF as full Board Member Mentor • Same as for Haas BBF (at left) + • Structure the work • Be available when needed • Apply 80/20 rule • Consider BBF on • Expect to be • Meet regularly Board committees challenged with BBF • Listen to BBF • Give your energy • Prep BBF for ideas on all and your all Board presos subjects • Have fun! • Provide useful feedback
    19. 19. Challenges: Mostly Logistics if MBP Applied • Manage expectations on timing – your Board, your ED and your BBF • Remember that your BBF’s primary responsibility is to his/her studies • Schedule meetings and calls in advance; you have to balance your schedule, classes & job interviews
    20. 20. Advice for New Mentors • Value your BBF – He/she is very bright and will add real value to your organization • Keep the project on track: As Mentor, you are responsible to your Board for project results • Share your passion for your organization, its mission, and its work • Expect to guide your BBF . . . and to learn from him/her
    21. 21. Upcoming CBTB Events Medical & Dental Provider Luncheon 3rd Birthday Celebration • Providers interested in volunteer opportunities • Meet the Board, MD, patients and help us celebrate • CREDO Restaurant 360 Pine Street, SF Wednesday, October16 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm • Scoma’s Restaurant Fisherman’s Wharf, SF Monday, November 4 • Contact me for information • Contact me for information
    22. 22. Contact Information • Clinic by the Bay 4877 Mission Street, San Francisco • Eliza Gibson, Executive Director eliza@ clinicbythebay.org • Ken Shachmut, Board Member & Treasurer EVP & CFO, Safeway Health Inc. SVP, Safeway Inc. ken.shachmut@safewayhealth.com
    23. 23. Voices of Experience: Board Fellows Tamara Patterson, MBA 2015 Board Fellow 2011 Board member 2013 Friends of the Urban Forest Ashley Bliss-Herrera, MPP 2014 Board Fellow 2012 Community Alliance for Learning
    24. 24. How Board Fellows Add Value • Skills and expertise (own and accessed) • Preparation • Teamwork • Ask and speak up • Fresh set of eyes • New contacts
    25. 25. Resources • CNPL Faculty and Staff • Coaches • Nonprofit Boards Class – Spring, 2 Sundays (Fellows) • Student and Mentor Program Guides (pdf) • Fellows have access to: • Other Online resources • Guidestar.org • www.boardcafe.org • Boardsource • www.bridgespan.org • Foundation Center • www.compasspoint.org/ • Chronicle of Philanthropy boardbasics All information available at http://bit.ly/boardfellows
    26. 26. Coaches Coach Industry Allison Sparks Social Justice, Economic Development Bob Miller Children & Youth, Education Colin Boyle Human Services Delphine Sherman Education Irvenia Waters Healthcare Jamie Allison-Hope Children & Youth Lynne LaMarca Heinrich Arts & Culture Jay Espovich Human Services Paul Jansen Int’l Development, Environment Nora Silver Environment  Provide guidance and resources  Assignments based on board experience and industry knowledge
    27. 27. Mentor-Fellow Discussion • Fellows and Mentors are at the same table • Find others from your nonprofit • Take the rest of the time to discuss the upcoming fellowship (next slide) • Coaches are seated with their group and will introduce themselves
    28. 28. Mentor-Fellow Discussion • Personal introductions • Integrating fellow into the board – What kind of board is it? Members? Style? – Getting engaged- introduction, committee – Meeting dates • Project Scope (due November 1st) – Problem to be solved – What information/analysis is needed – Deliverables – Timing – Process for working with mentor/organization
    29. 29. Stay Connected & Tap Into Resources Email: socialimpact@haas.berkeley.edu Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImpactMBA Board Fellows website: http://bit.ly/boardfellows The Business of Making a Difference Starts Here http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu
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