Series: Powerhouse Boards

Date(s) - January 11, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fee: $150
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Common Good VT is pleased to partner with North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Please email [email protected] with questions about the event.

Powerhouse boards bring an energy to their work. They make good decisions on behalf of their mission. They are nimble, influential, effective, and connected. You may have seen such a board in your community—maybe you serve on one. If so, you know the joy that comes when a group of people comes together and really makes a difference.

Powerhouse Boards is a three-part virtual series in which a nonprofit board expert introduces you to what you need to know and able to do to have a powerhouse board serving your mission. You complete the series with tips and tools to implement these ideas within your board.

January 11: Build a powerhouse board 

Let’s start at the beginning to understand the core purpose of your organization and how you can assemble the right people to achieve your goals. By the end of this session, you will have a clear sense of what you do and why, be able to explain this purpose to someone outside your organization and use this understanding to build a recruitment plan for your future board. 

January 18: Know the job 

The right people will be ready to serve if they know the job and basic skills needed to do it. This includes how to read financial statements and follow the law when it comes to state and federal compliance. By the end of this session, you will know the roles and responsibilities of a board member. You will be able to “speed read” your way through a balance sheet and income statement, and you will have basic knowledge on what you need to do to follow the law.

January 25: Work well together 

Boards have a lot on their plate, so let’s talk about tips and tools to help your board work well together. Since so much work happens at meetings, we’ll talk about ways to make meetings effective. You’ll learn how to use committees to make good decisions. And our favorite topic of all: how to get every board member involved in raising money for your organization. You’ll leave with “ready to go” ideas on how to bring in more money to better achieve your mission.

This series is designed for board members and those who work with them. All participants receive a 28-page workbook to use for reflection, connection, and next step planning.

VT REGISTRANTS: Type code “CGV” in the “How did you hear about this event?” box to receive member pricing.

  • Use code TEAM25 to save 25% when registering two or more from the same organization
  • All participants receive a 28page workbook to use for reflection, connection, and next step planning
  • This webinar series will be recorded

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About the Presenter

NANCY BACON is a teacher who has worked for over 25 years in the nonprofit sector. She works with nonprofits, associations, and networks to strengthen how nonprofit people can better serve their communities. She has trained thousands of board members in-person and online, speaks on nonprofits and learning, and serves as an all-around nonprofit cheerleader by co-hosting the Nonprofit Radio Show. In 2022, Nancy launched the Nonprofit Learning Center to provide high quality learn-anytime resources to nonprofit board and staff.