One of the most important responsibilities of a board is to ensure that it is always looking to add talented and engaged members to its roster. Board building shouldn’t just happen once a year or when there is an opening on the board. It needs to be a strategic and thoughtful process that takes place year-round.
This webinar guides participants through a process that focuses on the nine different steps needed to build an effective board, which include finding, recruiting and engaging nonprofit board members to increasing board skills, abilities, and success. An effective Board will lead to a thriving organization, especially with regard to better serving its constituents.
In this session, we will cover important information on:
- Responsibilities of the Board
- The 9-Step Board Building Cycle: An Overview
- Steps 1 – 3: Identify, Cultivate, Recruit
- Steps 4 – 6: Orient, Engage, Educate
- Steps 5 – 9: Evaluate, Rotate, Celebrate
- Next Steps and Closure
Original broadcast April 7,2016
Biography ~ Amy Nisenson
Amy Nisenson is a senior philanthropy professional with a 25 year proven track record of success across corporate, foundation and nonprofit sectors. Amy currently serves in a consultative role to nonprofits in the Richmond, Virginia area and as Executive Director of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. As Executive Director, of MMP Amy is responsible for the day –to- day operations of the $120 million foundation and the due diligence and allocation of $5-6 million in grants annually.
In her consultation business, Amy provides expertise in a variety of service businesses including strategic planning, group facilitation, board development, resource development and fundraising. Amy is a Certified Governance Trainer with Board Source and has her coaching certification from MSB Coaching in Corporate Coach U.
In addition, Amy teaches classes in nonprofit management including grant writing, navigating support from corporations and foundations, and board development at many of the non-profit management programs throughout the State. Prior to her position at The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, Amy served as Vice President and Community Affairs Manager for Wachovia Corporation from 2005 to 2008. Amy is a graduate of the University of Virginia.