Assessing Your Board: Does It Fit Your Organization?

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Michael Kosmala, Nonprofit Consultant

Pizza, Salad, No-host Bar & Networking at 5:00
Presentation at 5:30

In today’s environment, Boards of Directors are working harder than ever to ensure their organizations remain viable. Facing decisions that balance changing and increasing needs with bottom lines, it’s easy to risk straying from mission. How can we as a Board—not just individuals—do our job better?

Top five reasons to conduct a Board self-assessment:

  1. To be mindful of baseline governance roles and responsibilities
  2. To prepare for or help guide change in Board or staff leadership
  3. To refocus on critical issues as they correspond to your organization’s current and anticipated future needs
  4. To invigorate Board participation and engagement
  5. To provide a forum for candid conversation about your strengths and weaknesses

Join us for a look at valuable assessment tools, how you can prepare for and conduct a self-assessment, and how to translate learnings into action that improve the strength of your Board. Find out how to help your Board members see this as an opportunity to create a foundation that supports the organization and to craft a process that encourages full and candid participation.

About the Presenter

Michael Kosmala helps nonprofits and select small businesses get unstuck and take actions that deepen community engagement. He brings over 15 years of success developing and guiding organization change in a wide range of industries and organizations as a staff leader, Board member, and consultant. Currently, he is frequently called upon to provide services in areas including strategic planning, research and evaluation, marketing and communications, and executive coaching. Michael has a particular fondness for partnering with organizations involved in the arts, education, technology, or environment and that embrace the importance of community engagement.

About the Network

Nonprofit Board Network offers regular opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere for you to learn about nonprofit governance, network with board members from other organizations, and meet the experts. Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience.

December 11th, 2012 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
United States
NAO Members $ 22.50
Nonmembers $ 25.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
Topic Board Development and Governance
Presenter Michael Kosmala
Event Region

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