January 19, 2018

Practices of High Performing Boards

Course learning objectives:

  1. Recognize your organization’s lifecycle state and understand its impact on your agency’ leadership capacity
  2. Realize the possibilities, the payoff and the path to better governance together with colleagues
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of key governance principles that distinguish exceptional boards
  4. Identify tools and practices of exceptional governance and learn how to implement them in your boardroom

Southeastern Healthcare Volunteer Leaders Conference

Board Building Strategies: Finding and Keeping Strong Leaders

One of the most important responsibilities of a board is to ensure that it continuously adds qualified new members and keeps them engaged. Board building should not just happen when it is time to fill a vacancy–it should be an ongoing process with year-round activities.

This workshop will provide participants with tips and tools on how to identify, cultivate, recruit and orient new members; encourage active participation and commitment; educate the board; rotate board members; and engage in self-assessment.

This interactive session focuses on the key steps required to build an effective board.

Strategically Engaging Skills-Based & Pro Bono Volunteers

Success is more than being good at what you do. It requires that you embrace change, step out of your comfort zone and creatively meet your organization’s mission and strategic goals.

As the need for client services increase and financial resources remain tight, US nonprofits are increasingly engaging highly skilled volunteers.

Professional speaker and volunteer management expert, Wendy Biro-Pollard, CVA, will show you how to build an integrated approach to citizen engagement that will help you increase your Volunteer Department’s capacity and resources while attracting more volunteers.

Participants will
• Learn about volunteer management trends and how they impact recruitment and placement
• Discover techniques and resources for utilizing skills-based and pro bono volunteers
• Use a simple needs assessment to identify how you can grow you volunteer program infrastructure
• Create an action plan.

Houston Maritime Ministry Training Program

Board and volunteer engagement

Trends for Organizational Sustainability

Wendy Biro-Pollard will help auxiliary and volunteer leaders explore trends and options to enhance organizational sustainability in a retreat-like setting.  You will have the opportunity to interact and learn from your peers and explore:

  • Steps to creating a strong membership association
  • The board building cycle
  • Marketing outreach
  • Member recruitment
  • Creating a vision for the future
  • Restructuring options and ideas.

Utilizing Volunteer Skills to Build Organizational Capacity

In order to reach and serve their clients, smart nonprofits utilize every available resource. They strive to fully engage their boards, seek new ways to connect with the community, cultivate new donors and provide customer-focused client services. These nonprofits also effectively utilize volunteer skills and talents to meet their organization’s challenges and leverage its opportunities.

In this half-day session, participants will explore ways to
• Develop mission-focused volunteer positions
• Diversify and expand volunteer opportunities
• Create a recruitment message