+    Why and     How to     Join a    Nonprofit     Board                Misha Charles                Webinar delivered to...
+    You Can Make a Difference    That’s Why    You can also:       Develop new skills and insights       Expand your pr...
+    Beyond the Smoke-filled Room       Visibility       Regulation       Professionalization       Diversity
+    Boards 101
+    The Order of Things                   Board                    CEO
+    Governance    If management is about running the business,    governance is about seeing that it is run properly.    ...
+    Fiduciary Duties                          Care                          Loyalty                          Obedience
+    Responsibilities                  Board                    Individual Members       Define mission and vision      ...
+    Position Description
+    Wanted       Mission-alignment                  Experience    Do you believe in the mission and   Do you have a bac...
+    Not Wanted       Resume builders       Absentee directors       Director-managers       Lone rangers
+    Joining a Board
+    The Process    It varies             Outreach by                             Engagement through           Nominating ...
+    Where to Look       Favorite organizations       Alumni and professional associations, charter schools       Netwo...
+    The Moves    Positioning Yourself for Board Membership       Volunteer time and expertise       Learn the issue    ...
+    The Questions    What to Ask as You Consider Board Membership       Strategic plan       Expectations       Terms ...
+    Raise the Bar
+    Checkered Reputation    "There is one thing all boards have in common . . . . They do not function.”                 ...
+    Be an All-Star       Know the numbers       Focus on governance       Ask constructive questions       Know meeti...
+                    mishacharles [at] yahoo.com                    linkedin.com/in/mishacharles/    Misha Charles        ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Why and How to Join a Nonprofit Board

5,715 views

Published on

There are more than one and a half million nonprofit organizations in the US, each governed by a volunteer board of directors. While the demand for new board members is consistently high, the reason to join a board has never been more compelling. Nonprofit board service is an excellent way to make a difference, expand your networks, develop new skills, and gain expertise in an area that matters to you. This webinar will introduce participants to the possibilities of board membership and answer the following questions:

1. What does a board member do?
2. Do I fit the profile?
3. How do I find the right board opportunities?
4. How do I join and what should I know before I do?
5. How can I be an awesome board member?

Published in: Business
1 Comment
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Dear Misha,
    Thanks so much for your time, talents, and willingness to post and share this important presentation with the rest of us.It's insightful! Im truly appreciative and i strongly encourage you to write some more..May God enlarge your knowledge territory even more.
    Marc Lubin
    CaringHandsInternational,inc.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
No Downloads
Views
Total views
5,715
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
357
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
18
Comments
1
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Why and How to Join a Nonprofit Board

  1. + Why and How to Join a Nonprofit Board Misha Charles Webinar delivered to GW Alumni Association 14 February 2013
  2. + You Can Make a Difference That’s Why You can also:  Develop new skills and insights  Expand your professional and social networks  Find meaning
  3. + Beyond the Smoke-filled Room  Visibility  Regulation  Professionalization  Diversity
  4. + Boards 101
  5. + The Order of Things Board CEO
  6. + Governance If management is about running the business, governance is about seeing that it is run properly. Robert Tricker Governance is the distribution of legitimate authority to influence and enact policies and decisions; it defines who has the power, who is in charge, and who is responsible; its primary roles are setting the direction, ensuring adequate resources and overseeing the health of the organization. C.A. Trower, Govern More, Manage Less. Harnessing the Power of Your Nonprofit Board (2010)
  7. + Fiduciary Duties  Care  Loyalty  Obedience
  8. + Responsibilities Board Individual Members  Define mission and vision  Work in committees  Set strategic direction  Participate in meetings  Hire and evaluate CEO  Contribute expertise  Provide fiscal oversight  Make annual gift  Ensure resources  Expand reach and visibility  Monitor programs  Ask questions  Ensure compliance  Recruit, develop members
  9. + Position Description
  10. + Wanted  Mission-alignment  Experience Do you believe in the mission and Do you have a background, how it is executed? perspective, or professional expertise that the organization needs and are you prepared to contribute it?  Availability  Resources Do you have time to help govern Do you have resources to an organization? contribute, e.g. social and professional networks, facilities, money?
  11. + Not Wanted  Resume builders  Absentee directors  Director-managers  Lone rangers
  12. + Joining a Board
  13. + The Process It varies Outreach by Engagement through Nominating Cmte Interviews Board Members Meetings CEO Nomination Vote
  14. + Where to Look  Favorite organizations  Alumni and professional associations, charter schools  Networks  LinkedIn  Idealist  Training/placement programs  Bridgespan  Boardnet USA
  15. + The Moves Positioning Yourself for Board Membership  Volunteer time and expertise  Learn the issue  Add a cause to your LinkedIn profile  Host an event  Meet staff, volunteers, board  Share your network  Make a financial gift
  16. + The Questions What to Ask as You Consider Board Membership  Strategic plan  Expectations  Terms  Monthly time commitment  Meeting frequency  Finances  Board giving policy  Directors & officers insurance  Orientation process
  17. + Raise the Bar
  18. + Checkered Reputation "There is one thing all boards have in common . . . . They do not function.” Peter Drucker “Effective governance by a board of trustees is a relatively rare and unnatural act . . . . trustees are often little more than high-powered, well- intentioned people engaged in low-level activities." Richard Chait, Thomas Holland, and Barbara Taylor "Ninety-five percent (of boards) are not fully doing what they are legally, morally, and ethically supposed to do." Harold Geneen "Boards have been largely irrelevant throughout most of the twentieth century.“ James Gillies “Boards tend to be, in fact, incompetent groups of competent individuals.” John Carver and Miriam Carver
  19. + Be an All-Star  Know the numbers  Focus on governance  Ask constructive questions  Know meeting procedure  Learn what you do not know  Step up to leadership  Be flexible  Be generous
  20. + mishacharles [at] yahoo.com linkedin.com/in/mishacharles/ Misha Charles twitter.com/mishajcharles

×