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Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
Covering Your Governance Bases
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Covering Your Governance Bases

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Presented through SVP Boulder County's Board with Brains training in December 2013. …

Presented through SVP Boulder County's Board with Brains training in December 2013.

Whether you are interested in joining a board, you are a first time board member, or are a veteran board member the foundational elements for board service are essential. Join us for a discussion on governance best practices that will help you better:

− Grasp governing roles and responsibilities.
− Understand hats you wear as a board member.
− Clarify expectations and commitments in board leadership.
− Ask questions to serve the mission and govern effectively.
− Become a standout ambassador for the organizational mission.

Matching the passion for a mission with governance essentials will serve you, the nonprofit, and create a more engaged board of directors.

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  • 1. JOINING THE TEAM: COVERING YOUR GOVERNANCE BASES Emily Davis, MNM, CGT Emily Davis Consulting December 5, 2013 #svpgovernance101
  • 2. TURN ON YOUR TECH Follow the conversation… @svpboulder @edaconsulting #svpgovernance101 #governance #nonprofit #leadership #philanthropy @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 3. WHO •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  @edaconsulting AM I? Nonprofit professional Founder Board member AFP Author MNM 21/64 Consultant BoardSource CGT Donor Translator emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 4. QUICK POLL How many of you are… q Serving on 1 committee? q Serving on 2 or more committees? q Interested in joining a board for the first time? q Currently serving on 1 board? q Currently serving on 2 or more boards? @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 5. 30 SECOND CHALLENGE AGENDA •  Name •  Organization(s) •  1 thing you are hoping to get from today •  Personal planning •  Board roles & responsibilities •  Shared leadership •  Examples @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 6. WHAT ARE YOUR FEARS? @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 7. PERSONAL PLANNING •  How many boards will you sit on? •  Board terms •  Type of board •  Board size, demographics •  Financial support •  Clarity of expectations @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 8. 10 BASIC BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES 1.  Determine mission & purpose 2.  Select the chief executive 3.  Support & evaluate the chief executive 4.  Ensure effective planning 5.  Monitor & strengthen programs & services @edaconsulting 6.  Ensure adequate financial resources 7.  Protect assets & provide financial oversight 8.  Build a competent board 9.  Ensure legal & ethical integrity 10. Enhance the organization’s public standing emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 9. BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1.  Set ü Long-term planning Organizational (strategic plan) Direction 2.  Provide Oversight ü Philosophical direction ü Not tactical 3.  Ensure Necessary Resources @edaconsulting ü What does the board NOT do? emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 10. BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1.  Set Organizational Direction ü  Program 2.  Provide Oversight ü  Risk management ü  Financial 3.  Ensure Necessary Resources ü  Legal & moral oversight ü  ED evaluation @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 11. BOARD ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1.  Set Organizational Direction ü  Identify resources needed 2.  Provide Oversight ü  Establish how resources are acquired 3.  Ensure Necessary Resources ü  Determine how committee will actively participate in resource development ü  Financially – contribute, access &, org stability @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 12. WHY 100% BOARD GIVING?? •  Demonstrate personal commitment •  Gives confidence to ask others •  Encourages foundations to give •  Creates board “ownership” •  Board is ultimately responsible for financial stability of organization @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 13. THE DIFFERENT HATS WE WEAR… Volunteer Hat Legal Hat Ambassador Hat @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 14. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: LEGAL HAT Duty of Care: Using best judgment, paying attention, asking pertinent questions @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 15. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: LEGAL HAT Duty of Loyalty: Avoiding conflicts of interest, putting aside personal & professional interests @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 16. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: LEGAL HAT Duty of Obedience: Staying true to the mission, obeying the law (public & organizational) @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 17. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: AMBASSADOR HAT •  Be an advocate •  Share info with org •  Separate personal & organizational opinions •  ED is the spokesperson @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 18. BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES: VOLUNTEER HAT Board member (staff accountable to board) vs. volunteer (accountable to staff) @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 19. BOARD/ED PARTNERSHIP •  Inherent tension –  Both govern –  Intersection of governance & management –  Board oversees ED’s work –  Calls for clarity of mutual expectations @edaconsulting •  Requires respect for… –  Differences in roles –  Differing responsibilities –  Personal styles •  Needs regular communication •  Benefits from board and ED assessments emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 20. ENSURE BOARD & ED ENGAGEMENT* E D E N G A G E M E N T ED is displacing board ED is in constructive partnership with board GOVERNANCE AS OBSERVATION GOVERNANCE AS LEADERSHIP ED is going thru the motions with the board ED is displaced by board GOVERNANCE AS ATTENDANCE GOVERNANCE AS MICROMANAGEMENT BOARD ENGAGEMENT * Source: Richard Chair et. al. “Governance as Leadership” @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 21. SHARED LEADERSHIP Board Leads Shares values thru policies that put mission in action ED Leads Develops/ Proposes policy questions Hires, supports, assesses ED Opens funding resources in community @edaconsulting Strategic plan Fundraising plan & strategies Hires, supervises, motivates staff Evaluations Oversees financial due diligence Recruits & retains new board members Shared Leadership Develops & implements programs emilydavisconsulting.com Prep board meetings
  • 22. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT •  Don’t be afraid of conflict! •  What is the process for conflict resolution? •  Don’t take it personally •  What is best for the mission? •  How will you demonstrate excellent leadership? @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 23. SAMPLES •  Types of meetings •  Running effective meetings •  Policies and procedures •  Professional development •  Assessments •  Recognition @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 24. @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 25. RESOURCES •  BoardSource •  IdeaEncore •  The Policy Governance Model (Carver) •  Council of Nonprofits •  Roberta’s Rules of Order •  A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members @edaconsulting •  Nonprofit Board Answer Book •  Creating Caring and Capable Boards •  10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards •  The Board Building Cycle •  The Nonprofit Policy Sampler emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 26. DRAWING & SIGNING! Books for sale & signing with a 30% discount: $34.95 for nonprofits Credit card & check @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com
  • 27. WHO Emily Davis, MNM Nonprofits & Philanthropy Emily Davis Consulting WHAT (720) 515-0581 Charitable Advising emily@emilydavisconsulting.com Communications emilydavisconsulting.com Fundraising emilydavisconsulting.com/blog Governance HOW Facebook.com/emilydavisconsulting Consulting twitter.com/edaconsulting Speaking Training linkedin.com/in/emilylariedavis @edaconsulting emilydavisconsulting.com

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