Monthly 90 minute drop-in sessions are being offered upon the request of participants who took part in recent sessions about nonprofit boards, including Nancy March’s recent session on “Tips for New Board Chairs” and “An Open Conversation about Principles and Best Practices.” Nancy March and Paula Van Ness will co-facilitate these sessions.
These sessions will provide an open, candid forum addressing the concerns and challenges that the participants bring to the session whether they are board leaders, board members or the executive staff who work most closely with boards. All are welcome, including those who are interested in serving on a board but have not had an opportunity to serve in that role previously.
In advance we encourage you to give some thought to your situation. Are your board meetings dull and lifeless? Do you engage in conversations with your board that matter? Are you having trouble recruiting new board members, particularly from diverse communities? Are you satisfied with how you orient and on-board new board members? How are the relationships working between your board and staff? Do you have too many committees? Do your board members help open doors and raise funds?
There are many questions and dilemmas that can discussed so “Board Café” will focus on what you are interested in exploring with your peers across the community. We hope you will join us for lively discussions and problem-solving.