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United Way Emerging Leaders Training

  1. 1. Unlocking a Few Mysteries - Non-Profit Board Leadership Stephen C. Nick City Attorney City of Eau Claire
  2. 2. Thank you for the Invitation <ul><li>City Attorney for Eau Claire </li></ul><ul><li>State Bar Public Image Committee </li></ul><ul><li>UMC Lake Street Youth Services Comm. </li></ul><ul><li>County Bar Association Past President </li></ul><ul><li>CMEC Board Member and Past President </li></ul><ul><li>GSA IWC Past Board Member </li></ul><ul><li>BSA Eagle Scout and Trained Adult Leader </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emerging Leaders Society <ul><li>2008 Board Training Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2 – Board Structures and Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics of Discussion <ul><li>Servant Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit Board Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Board Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Board Member–Staff Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Parliamentary Procedure </li></ul>
  5. 5. Servant Leadership <ul><li>&quot;The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.&quot; Robert Greenleaf </li></ul><ul><li>(www.greenleaf.org) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pillars of Servant Leadership <ul><li>Person of Character </li></ul><ul><li>Puts People First </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled Communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate Collaborator </li></ul><ul><li>Has Foresight </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Thinker </li></ul><ul><li>Leads with Moral Authority </li></ul><ul><li>James Sipe, PhD www.leaderserve.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Board Structure <ul><li>Officers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President / Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice-President / Vice Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul>
  8. 8. Purpose of the Board <ul><li>“ Defining the organization and stating its goals and purposes is probably the most critical task that confronts trustees. Everything else that trustees do rests on this basic decision” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Greenleaf </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Governing Documents <ul><li>Articles of Incorporation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founding document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>est. purpose and powers of organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial board or incorporators listed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By-laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working governing document of org. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Officers and duties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elections / Terms / Voting / Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amendments </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Officer Responsibilities <ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leader – 7 Pillars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Person of Character Committed to Serve Public </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Next in line – operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand budget and report to board </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record board actions / Member communication </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Board Committees <ul><li>Standing Committees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established in by-laws or Board action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ad hoc Committees or task forces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue specific est. by board action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intended to accomplish specific task, then dissolve </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where the Work Gets Done! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Board sets policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Committees recommend and plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>members, volunteers & staff get it done </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Board – Staff Relations <ul><li>Board Sets Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Executes Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily operations are staff issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7 Pillars – Communicator / Collaborator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Leader Listens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Leader appreciates staff experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Board has Corporate Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must ensure staff accountability to est. policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must conduct exec dir performance reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exec manages and reviews all other staff </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Parliamentary Procedure <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Few Specifics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion and Second prior to discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resolve amendments prior to return to main motion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take and record votes on action items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial decisions a must </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Record actions from at least one annual meeting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Thank You! <ul><li>Thank you for caring about your community </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for being volunteer leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Servant Leaders” as termed by Greenleaf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time and attention </li></ul>

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