BLF How to Build Strong Intergen Boards

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Presentation for 2012 BoardSource Leadership Forum presented by Trish Tchume, Efrem Bycer and Emily Davis.

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BLF How to Build Strong Intergen Boards

  1. 1. What it takes to build strong, effective intergenerational boards2012 BoardSource Leadership Forum
  2. 2. Our Panelists…2 Efrem Bycer Trish Tchume Vice President, Director, Momentum LLC Emily Davis Young Nonprofit Vice Chair, YNPN San President, EDA Consulting Professionals Diego Founder, YNPN San Diego Author, Fundraising and the Network (YNPN) Next Generation
  3. 3. Share Our Session: #BLF20123
  4. 4. Who is YNPN?4 Our mission is to promote an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. First chapter founded in 1997 → →YNPN National incorporated in 2004 →34 Chapters Nationwide →40,000+ members
  5. 5. Pillars of YNPN Leadership Development5 YNPN Leadership Development Access to training for Space to Access to Individual specific skills exercise coaching & networks & those skills support competencies
  6. 6. What we’re seeing nationally6
  7. 7.  Why is this topic so important?  What experiences are you having?  What brought you to this session?7
  8. 8. Pair Up8  Do you feel that it’s important for your organization to engage emerging leaders?  What are the barriers or challenges?  What are the opportunities or successes you have had?
  9. 9. Young Leaders Bring…9  Passion  Results - oriented thinking  Fresh perspectives on old problems  Access to new networks
  10. 10. What are the barriers?10  Assumptions  Professional board members wanted  Welcoming culture
  11. 11. Success Factors11  Clear recruitment & retention strategies  Adequate resources  Learning culture  Consistent evaluation  Recognition  Mutually-beneficial experience
  12. 12. Recruitment12  Focus on actions needed. Ask the right questions.  Look where skills development occurs.  Identify young professionals organizations.
  13. 13. Onboarding13  The same way you would onboard any other board member!  As an equal with other board members.  Provide opportunities for mentorship.  Provide training opportunities on the skills they need most.
  14. 14. Preparing for Effective Intergen Work14  Training on how to work on intergenerational board (joint training)  Build respect and trust  Tap into their 1st board experience  See young professionals as assets  Next Gen is a misnomer. NOW Leaders!
  15. 15. BoardNEXT15  A program put together by Momentum LLC in San Diego to connect emerging leaders with board service  Launching with a weekend seminar preparing emerging leaders for effective board service  Build a board bank for nonprofits in the region  Expanding to work with organizations
  16. 16. 5 Steps You Can Take Today16 1. Discuss inclusiveness 2. Discuss challenges & opportunities with board 3. Learn about healthy org culture 4. Review your board job descriptions 5. Host a board in-service
  17. 17. Resources: Organizations17  YNPN: www.ynpn.org  BoardSource: www.boardsource.org  BoardNEXT: makemomentum.com/boardnext  Americorps Alums: www.americorpsalums.org  EPIP: www.epip.org
  18. 18. Resources: Organizations18  GenNext: www.gennextstl.org  Independent Sector NGEN Program: www.independentsector.org/ngen  National Urban Fellows: www.nuf.org  NetImpact: www.netimpact.org  Public Allies: www.publicallies.org
  19. 19. Resources: Publications19  Next Generation & Governance Report on Findings (BoardSource): www.boardsource.org/UserFiles/nextgenerati  Good in Theory, Problems in Practice (YNPN): www.ynpn.org/our-voice/goodintheory/
  20. 20. Resources: Additional20  Nonprofit associations  Chambers of commerce  Local universities  Existing volunteers
  21. 21. Keep in Touch!21

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