Effective Board Service: How to Identify and Train Executives

Effective Board Service: How to Identify and Train Executives

Recorded at the IPA Philanthropy Leads 2020 Conference, this session focuses on how to successfully train executives for nonprofit board service. CEO Danielle Holly shares insights and best practices from Common Impact's two decades of experience in skilled volunteerism, including board matching and service. Watch to learn how to identify suitable candidates, introduce them to the fundamentals of board governance and equip them to make a positive impact through their service. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand best-practices for defining, growing, and evolving a nonprofit board, including setting board member expectations, responsibilities, and engagement norms.
  • Learn an approach to identifying and vetting board members that align with nonprofit needs.
  • Set up incoming board members for success with best practices on serving on a governing and operating board, including understanding the core differences between the nonprofit and corporate landscape, working with and evaluating nonprofit leadership, driving effective give or get programs, and achieving mission outcomes.
  • Identify board service opportunities; evaluate if a potential board member is a good fit; and prepare the new board member, existing members, and nonprofit leadership for the onboarding process.