One of the biggest challenges in nonprofits is getting your board to take their role seriously. This means 1) attendance 2) due diligence, and 3) fundraising. Yet so many boards struggle with this. Board members “own” the nonprofit in the eyes of the law, but they usually don’t even work there. In addition, most boards don’t get the orientation and training they need to be successful. This can cause a disconnect and dysfunction.
Enter…the “Board Agreement” – the single most powerful tool you can use in getting your board to perform. In this training, I show you the powerful and simple elements that are fundamental to building a rockstar board. If you attend live, you will get a free sample board agreement.   Learning Objectives:
• More fully understand what boards are and what they aren’t
• Transform your board in a few months by implementing this tool
• Understand some of the psychology behind board agreements
• Explain the elements of a board agreement
• Enforce the agreement
Speaker Sean Kosofsky, MPA
Sean Kosofsky is the Nonprofit Fixer! He is a coach, consultant, trainer, and strategic advisor. For the past 30+ years, he has helped causes, campaigns and candidates raise millions of dollars and transformed nonprofit organizations and leaders. He has served in a wide variety of roles in nonprofits, including policy, communications, development, grassroots organizing, direct service, board leadership, and five stints as an executive director. His work and advice has been featured by AFP, Candid, Idealware, Bloomerang, TechSoup, Wild Apricot, Funding for Good, Pamela Grow’s Motivate Mondays, and more. He is an author and the owner of Mind the Gap Consulting, which offers coaching and consulting services for executive directors, boards, and fundraisers, as well as a suite of online training courses. Sean is a proud Detroit native but lives with his husband and dog in New York City. Check out his resources at Nonprofitfixer.com.
Host Kate Kramer
Kate Kramer has over 15 years of development and marketing experience. As the Partner Marketing Manager at Bloomerang, she continues to support organizations that are mission-driven and that positively impact the world. In her previous role as Foundation Manager for the VRMC Foundation, she managed the annual giving programs, including special events and mailing appeals, assisted and oversaw the annual budget and marketing plans, and managed a major gift donor portfolio of over 150 donors.