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2010 Department of Community Resource Development Symposium-4

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2010 Department of Community Resource Development Symposium-4

  1. 1. CLAIRE THOMPSON ROBERT BURKE OCTOBER 20, 2010 UWEX CRD Symposium Presentation NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION & BOARD DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING ON BRYSON
  2. 2. Agenda  Why did we develop this program?  What did we do?  What were the results?  Our reflections  Question & Answer
  3. 3. Why did we develop this program?
  4. 4. What did we do?  Format, length, logistics  Chose topics  Conducted research and source materials  Received grant  Marketed program
  5. 5. Essentials for Nonprofit Leaders Financial Responsibilities of the Board Managing Effective, Efficient & Enjoyable Board Meetings Succession Planning Leading in a Changing Environment What did we do? The Curriculum
  6. 6. Get on Board! Essentials for Nonprofit Leaders  Understand the operating context of nonprofits today  Understand the ten basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards  Understand their responsibilities as an individual board member  Live Polling via Turning Point
  7. 7. Financial Responsibilities of the Board  Participants will have a greater awareness of their fiduciary responsibilities  Understand the importance of planning and budgeting for their nonprofit  Understand basic financial statements of nonprofits  Basic understanding of Federal requirements  Interactive Teaching Turning Point
  8. 8. Managing Effective, Efficient & Enjoyable Board Meetings  Understand key steps in planning their meetings  Improve understanding and ability to contribute to making a meeting successful and effective  Improve understanding and practice of facilitation and decision making techniques  Board Role Play
  9. 9. Succession Planning through Leadership Activities  Understand differences in succession planning for paid staff, board leadership, and founder transitions  Take tools and examples back to their organizations and utilize  Scenario Discussions – Small Group  Participants will learn how the elements of effective boards presented in previous sessions tie together for the long term health and vitality of the organization
  10. 10. Leading in a Changing Environment  Participants will increase their awareness of major trends affecting the nonprofit sector  Demographic Shifts  Technological Advances  Networks Abound  Civic Engagement  Sector Bending  Understand major trends and evaluate implications to their own organizations  Think-Tank Approach, Discussion
  11. 11. What were the results?  Workshop attendees will report an increase in knowledge in the organizational development issues associated with the workshop, as measured by end-of-workshop surveys.  Participants attending multiple workshops will receive a follow-up survey asking if their board of directors is operating more effectively as a result of attending the workshops.
  12. 12. What were the results? (con’t)  75% response rate (67 out of 85 participants)  84% (56 out of 67) of respondents indicated an increase in knowledge or understanding of the subject matter at hand, as measured by:  End-of-session questionnaire  Retrospective pre-test question  Average increase of 1.28 points on a 5 point scale  Lowest increase (1.0 point) in Financial Responsibilities  Highest increase (1.77 points) for Leading in a Changing Environment
  13. 13. What were the results? (con’t)  Follow-up interviews (to date) indicate some level of organizational change  New policies and/or practices  Individuals benefitted, but weren’t comfortable transferring that knowledge  Five “encore” engagements of more in-depth education and/or planning with groups  They see a real need to “professionalize”  They have a commitment to change/develop
  14. 14. A special thank you to the Dominion Foundation for their financial support. Thank You!

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