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Board Development

Board Development


On Site


Timing is determined by the current state of the Board and the need for growth

Organizational Objectives

The Board Development process is used by organizations that:

  • Are embarking on new strategies

  • Are growing rapidly or providing services to new communities

  • Have a board that has become stagnant over the years

  • Need to restructure the board to make it more effective

  • Want to increase the capacity of their board

  • Are newly-formed and in the process of building a board


Nonprofit organizations are only as healthy as the boards that govern them. The Board Development process includes techniques for identification, cultivation, selection, recruitment, orientation, education, recognition, assessment, rotation, and separation of board volunteers. Board volunteers learn the competencies needed to lead your organization effectively in the areas of governance and fundraising.


Board Development enables the organization to:

  • Identify, recruit and train board members it needs to fulfill its mission

  • Create a board structure that will enable it to be effective

  • Have a board that sets goals and measures its own performance

Motivational and development events include:

  • Motivational speeches

  • Training in the roles and responsibilities of the board, including governance and fundraising

  • Workshops on trends in philanthropy and governance

  • Facilitation of board retreats and events

What Do You Get?

Effective Board Development provides your organization with:

  • Effective governance and fundraising

  • Community and donor confidence in your organization, and its ethical standards, governance and fiscal responsibility

  • Increased board capacity to support your organization and to raise money

  • A wider sphere of influence in the community

  • A board that is able to take advantage of emerging trends in philanthropy

  • Organizational leadership

  • A process to recruit, retain, develop, and recognize board members and to rotate them from the board after a period of service

  • Clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the board and staff

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