Create an Engaged, Enthusiastic
Board Full of Passion for the
Cause
AFP Toronto
December 1, 2010
1
2
How To Get
Your Board
Fired Up
About the
Cause
“No Problem Can be
Solved From the
Same Level of
Consciousness That
Created It.”
Albert
Einstein
3
Change YOUR Perspective
1. Take responsibility.
2. Ask them what they
think and listen.
3. You’re in the
motivational busi...
The Fired-Up System
6
Board Members Need
A Story to Tell
7
. . . because
they don’t know
what to say.
8
#1 Re-Ignite
Their Passion
Discover Their
Personal Story
Why Do You Care About
Your Organization?
10
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 lea...
SNEEZE (the viral message)
Wherever You Go!
A Deep Discussion
13
A Deeper Discussion
Bring Your
Fundraising
Program Alive
Panel Discussion:
#2 What Are We Raising Money
For?
#3 Give Board Members a
Direct Personal Experience
of Your Impact in the World
15
#3 Mission Moments for Board Members
17
A Word
About
Nonprofit BOARDS
Is This Your Board?
18
Is This Your Board?
Is This Your Board?
19
Is This Your
Board?
High
Level
People
Doing
Low
Level
Work?
Is This Your Board?
Is This Your Board?
Is This Your Board?
21
Is This Your Board?Boring Meetings = A Bored Board
#4 Liven Up Your Board
Meetings
Liven Up Your Board Meetings
1. Fireside chat with the ED.
2. Blow up the agenda.
3. Focus on problems, challenges, or bro...
Is This Your Board?
Is This Your Board?
24
Reasons to Return to a Meeting
1.Learning
2.Recognition
3.Efficient
4.Effective...
25
A Board Member
Deserves
a TERRIFIC
Experience!
What Do Board Members Want?
Motivate Board Members:
27
28
Don’t Burn Out Your
Board Members!
10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose
2. Select the chief exec...
30
Is Your Board Focused on
MANAGING your organization
Or
ADVANCING THE MISSION?
Group Process
31
A Nonprofit Board as a
“Group”
32
The Solution?
Don’t Forget!
Peer pressure
Drives
Performance
33
#5 Give Them Social Time
#5 Give Them Social Time
35
Social Time For
Board Members
Builds
Trust and
Collegiality
7 Insider Secrets of
High Performing Boards
1. Ground rules.
2. Clear expectations.
3. Team spirit.
4. Trust.
5. Partnersh...
#6 Specific Action Items
What do they need
TO DO
in the next
three months?
38
A Fired-Up Board:
#1 Re-Ignite their passion
#2 What are we raising $ for?
#3 Mission moments
#4 Interesting meetings
#...
Last Word on the BOARD
“If the rate of change
on the outside
exceeds
the rate of change on
the inside,
the end is near.”
J...
Monthly Webinars
Dec. 7: Last Minute Strategies to Raise The Money You Need
Sign Up for Gail’s NEWSLETTER
www.gailperry.co...
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    1. 1. Create an Engaged, Enthusiastic Board Full of Passion for the Cause AFP Toronto December 1, 2010 1
    2. 2. 2 How To Get Your Board Fired Up About the Cause
    3. 3. “No Problem Can be Solved From the Same Level of Consciousness That Created It.” Albert Einstein 3
    4. 4. Change YOUR Perspective 1. Take responsibility. 2. Ask them what they think and listen. 3. You’re in the motivational business. 4
    5. 5. The Fired-Up System
    6. 6. 6 Board Members Need A Story to Tell
    7. 7. 7 . . . because they don’t know what to say.
    8. 8. 8 #1 Re-Ignite Their Passion Discover Their Personal Story
    9. 9. Why Do You Care About Your Organization?
    10. 10. 10 1.What you say 2.How you say it 3.Get a reaction 4.Request for followup Mingle Exercise = The Elevator Speech
    11. 11. “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 Great Results! 11
    12. 12. SNEEZE (the viral message) Wherever You Go!
    13. 13. A Deep Discussion 13 A Deeper Discussion
    14. 14. Bring Your Fundraising Program Alive Panel Discussion: #2 What Are We Raising Money For?
    15. 15. #3 Give Board Members a Direct Personal Experience of Your Impact in the World 15
    16. 16. #3 Mission Moments for Board Members
    17. 17. 17 A Word About Nonprofit BOARDS
    18. 18. Is This Your Board? 18
    19. 19. Is This Your Board? Is This Your Board? 19 Is This Your Board?
    20. 20. High Level People Doing Low Level Work?
    21. 21. Is This Your Board? Is This Your Board? Is This Your Board? 21 Is This Your Board?Boring Meetings = A Bored Board
    22. 22. #4 Liven Up Your Board Meetings
    23. 23. Liven Up Your Board Meetings 1. Fireside chat with the ED. 2. Blow up the agenda. 3. Focus on problems, challenges, or broad issues. 12 WAYS TO LIVEN UP A BOARD MEETING www.gailperry.com
    24. 24. Is This Your Board? Is This Your Board? 24 Reasons to Return to a Meeting 1.Learning 2.Recognition 3.Efficient 4.Effective 5.Irritants deal with 6.Have fun!
    25. 25. 25 A Board Member Deserves a TERRIFIC Experience!
    26. 26. What Do Board Members Want?
    27. 27. Motivate Board Members: 27
    28. 28. 28 Don’t Burn Out Your Board Members!
    29. 29. 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 performance. 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
    30. 30. 30 Is Your Board Focused on MANAGING your organization Or ADVANCING THE MISSION?
    31. 31. Group Process 31 A Nonprofit Board as a “Group”
    32. 32. 32 The Solution?
    33. 33. Don’t Forget! Peer pressure Drives Performance 33
    34. 34. #5 Give Them Social Time #5 Give Them Social Time
    35. 35. 35 Social Time For Board Members Builds Trust and Collegiality
    36. 36. 7 Insider Secrets of High Performing Boards 1. Ground rules. 2. Clear expectations. 3. Team spirit. 4. Trust. 5. Partnership with CEO. 6. Commitment to action. 7. Social Time. 36
    37. 37. #6 Specific Action Items What do they need TO DO in the next three months?
    38. 38. 38 A Fired-Up Board: #1 Re-Ignite their passion #2 What are we raising $ for? #3 Mission moments #4 Interesting meetings #5 Social time #6 Focus on action items
    39. 39. Last Word on the BOARD “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Jack Welch 39
    40. 40. Monthly Webinars Dec. 7: Last Minute Strategies to Raise The Money You Need Sign Up for Gail’s NEWSLETTER www.gailperry.com LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @gailperrync 40

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