1.What you say
2.How you say it
3.Get a reaction
4.Request for followup
Mingle Exercise =
The Elevator Speech
“Gail, I am putting some of your ideas into action….
At our last Trustee meeting, I asked, “What legacy do you
want to leave from serving on this board?”
Well, you would have thought I had opened the flood gates. One
man told us about his cousin in hospice . . . and how we helped his
family through that terrible time.
This turned out to be the best meeting we've had so far on with
this group in the last 3 years!
This is a wonderful and satisfying change for the better.”
Laurie Taylor, Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation
10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose
2. Select the chief executive
3. Provide proper financial oversight
4. Ensure adequate resources.
5. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.
6. Ensure effective organizational planning.
7. Recruit and orient new board members and assess board
8. Enhance the organization’s public standing.
9. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s
programs and services.
10. Support the chief executive and assess his or her performance.
- Boardsource quoted in GPA blog post
Is Your Board Focused on
MANAGING your organization
ADVANCING THE MISSION?
A Nonprofit Board as a