December 13, 2017

Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

Texas CASA: Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

Texas CASA: Visionary Leadership

To achieve success, CASA Boards must be passionately committed to the mission, possess substantial leadership skills and expertise and be organized for strategic leadership. Nothing less will do at a time when boards are facing the challenges of building long-term financial sustainability, weighing strategic restructuring options and planning for leadership succession.

The unrelenting pace of change challenges nonprofit boards to look and act differently.
Some boards have already made the transition. They possess many qualities and characteristics that together define a new profile of board effectiveness.

In this fast-paced session, participants will learn six new board profile characteristics and explore solutions to barriers their board’s face in creating visionary leadership including
• A lack of time
• Risk taking, risk avoidance
• Lack of board involvement in strategic thinking, planning and decision making
• Lack of knowledge in an increasingly complex world
• Micromanagement
• Holding on to old ways
• Failing to find the right members

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

Strategically Engaging Skills-Based Volunteers

As the need for nonprofit services increase and financial resources remain tight, many organizations are actively engaging passionate, highly skilled volunteers to provide everything from technical support and marketing to fundraising and strategic planning services–pro bono.

Even if your board members are successful in recruiting pro bono resources, this thought-provoking session will provide you with tips and tools for building an integrated approach to citizen engagement that will support your organization’s mission and strategic goals.

Participants will:
• Review skills-based volunteer trends and potential
• Identify mission specific skills-based volunteer projects
• Discover the difference between traditional volunteer engagement and skills-based volunteer engagement
• Identify the five principles that make skills-based volunteering work
• Create project management plans
• Examine case studies that incorporate skills-based program development and project management concepts