Every organization needs great leadership to excel. A nonprofit board helps chart the course for organizational success and the staff make that vision a reality. In order for organizational success, the Board Chair and the CEO or Executive Director must have a close working relationship. This fast-paced and funny session uses research from over 1,500 nonprofit board members, many of whom have been board chairs, and real-life examples to highlight how Board Chairs and CEOs can best work together to achieve organizational success.   Learning Objectives:
• Understand the role of a board chair
• Understand the role of a CEO
• Explore research on successful board chairs
• Learn effective strategies for the two to work together
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Speaker David Snow
David is a Senior Consultant at Lighthouse Counsel. He brings more than four decades of experience in executive and development leadership in healthcare, education and social services.
Most recently, David served as chief development officer of the YMCA of Greater Houston for 10 years, doubling its annual campaign to nearly $8million, significantly growing the endowment and leading $50 million in capital campaigns. He previously led institutional advancement at The Dominican Campus in Nashville, Tennessee, where he led three successful capital campaigns to fund campus expansions.
Prior to development, David was a healthcare executive for more than 20years, during which time he was involved as a volunteer on a number of nonprofit boards and deeply involved in their fundraising efforts.
David currently serves on the board of John Paul II Preparatory School, and various committees for Aquinas College, Diocese of Nashville, and YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC.
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.