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  • 1. MOTIVATING YOUR BOARD WHO AM I? INTRODUCTIONS: THE SPARK MILL •  Transformation guidance: Plans and strategies for big changes, little steps or reinventions •  Organizational assessments •  Strategic Planning •  Fundraising: Reviews, plans, tactical help, grant support •  Marketing: Social media reviews, content audits, graphic design •  Boards: effectiveness reviews, facilitation, coaching, retreats •  Experiences: special event design, packaging and branding 1
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF THE SESSION •  Motivating •  Board Meetings •  Preparing •  The Meeting •  In Between •  Tools •  Dashboards •  Graphs •  Collateral MOTIVATING •  Setting Commitments MOTIVATING •  Action Plans 2
  • 3. MOTIVATING •  Board and Organizational Contracts MOTIVATING •  Start Strong •  Orientation •  Job Description •  Program Tour •  Culture View BOARD MEETINGS Board Meeting vs. Bored Meeting Materials sent out at least 1 week in advance No meeting longer than 2 hours No report longer than ½ a page Consensus and Strategic Agenda Hands on Activity Everything labeled Discussion or Action 3
  • 4. BOARD MEETINGS Make them feel close to the mission http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nbLtH0OEI_k BOARD MEETINGS Give me a job before I leave the room. BOARD MEETINGS: IN BETWEEN •  Stay active •  Mid-point check in •  Committee Meetings •  Celebrations 4
  • 5. TOOLS: DASHBOARDS A tool used to convey information in within a context or as a comparison and offered in a visually appealing way and/or a graphic presentation. TOOLS: DASHBOARD DOs Keep it to one page Give context – graphs, trends, colors Keep to high level information Choose the right display Color code to help interpret data Highlight what is most important TOOLS: DASHBOARD DONTs •  Angst over fancy graphics •  Make something that takes hours to update •  Has so much color you can’t see straight •  Fudge the numbers •  Neglect context 5
  • 6. TOOLS: DASHBOARD - Finance Working Capital Cash Balance to Current 
 Assets Days in Cash Unrestricted Net Assets Cash Flow TOOLS: DASHBOARD - Board Governance Strategic Planning Financial Data Fundraising Data Tell the story that matters TOOLS: DASHBOARD - Board Governance http://www.docstoc.com/docs/121810825/sample-dashboard---Nonprofit-Risk-Management-Center 6
  • 7. TOOLS: DASHBOARD Examples http://www.dosomething.org/files/2012-q2-small.pdf TOOLS: DASHBOARD - SPARKWISE TOOLS: CHARTS http://www.bethkanter.org/datanerd-charts/ 7
  • 8. TOOLS: COLLATERAL Pic monkey Beautiful Mess TOOLS: COLLATERAL Social Media Content Business Cards The Golden Rule 8
  • 9. Sarah Milston {The Spark Mill} We can help you start, stop, leap, and everything in between. to talk: 804.852.6409# to write: sarah@thesparkmill.com to browse: www.thesparkmill.com# 804-852-6409 Facebook.com/thesparkmil Instagram.com/thesparkmill Pinterest.com/thesparkmill/motivatiion Twitter.com/thesparkmill 9