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  • Board development: the right people doing the right things the right way

    Board members are some of the most important everyday heroes in any nonprofit. When a board is functioning well, it has an appropriate number of quality members who understand governance and their specific responsibilities. Board meetings are effective, and board members serve well in both the boardroom and in day-to-day volunteer functions. This means that the right people are carefully recruited, that members are effectively on-boarded, that they genuinely govern, and that they utilize predictable processes. Understanding these things is essential for organizations and their boards. For example, boards that have a multi-layered process of new member recruiting and board development as a year-round function are much more likely to have effective boards. At the end of the day, an effective board significantly increases their nonprofit’s performance which results in a more powerful delivery of their mission.

    Dave Coleman, BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting

    Dave ColemanDave Coleman has a rich history in nonprofit work as a grantmaker with the Murdock Trust and leadership within Youth for Christ as an executive director, regional director national vice-president, and board developer.  For the past six years he has consulted with nonprofits and served two nonprofits as an interim director.  He is the author of Board Essentials: 12 Best Practices of Nonprofit Boards.

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