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2023 Spring Roundtables

Board Governance: Your Nonprofit Super Power

  1. Is your board leading your organization effectively…or pushing it up a never-ending hill? 
  2. Having trouble getting everyone to lead in the same direction? 
  3. Does it feel like a school project where only a couple of people are doing all the work? 
  4. Are you having trouble engaging board members and attracting new members? 
  5. Are you doing the basics well but still need to grow?
  6. Are you poised and ready for the next step in your organization?
  7. Don’t know where to start?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, know that you aren’t alone! Good board governance is not based on luck or happenstance, but on good board governance practices that the whole board understands and utilizes. 

But wait, you can barely get them all together for regular board meetings. How will you train everyone?

Simple: by making board governance your nonprofit super power!

The goal of this super-charged board governance session is to familiarize participants that are willing to serve as superheroes (trainers) for their boards with the fundamental principles of board governance. 

Board Governance: Your Nonprofit Super Power is broken into two key parts: 

  1. The Trainer Workshop: This initial workshop provides superheroes with the fundamental tools and information on board governance. At least one person from the team/board must attend, but everyone is welcome!
  2. Take Along Training Modules: There are 5 modules that allow the superhero to bring information to the rest of the nonprofit board and executive staff. The modules include a PowerPoint, a superhero trainer teaching sheet, and an exercise to reinforce key objectives. These modules are made to be brief and engaging, and they can be used one at a time in board meetings, or all at once at a board retreat.

Key Takeaways:

Each superhero trainer will use the take along training materials and what they have learned to present to and educate the entire board. The system is formatted into five educational modules. 

Superhero Trainers Receive:

  • Training on how to present the information in an engaging way to the rest of the boards they serve on, chair, or work with in an executive leadership role.
  • Critical exercise ideas to help cement learning.
  • Discussion with peers on leading practices and sharing of ideas.
  • Printed and digital materials needed to reproduce learning on: 
    • The Legal Obligations of Nonprofit Boards
    • The Roles & Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
    • The Roles of Individual Board Members & the Staff/Board Relationship
    • The Board Building Cycle
    • Exceptional Board Governance, Including Committees, Terms, and Meetings 
  • Three things you implement now to create a healthier, happier, more productive board!

Register to attend the session nearest you!

Each session will run from 10 am – 3 pm and includes lunch.

Click HERE to register and pay by check or credit card over the phone.

Registration is just $35 for WVNPA members and $45 for non members.

Special thanks to our partners: United Way of Southern West Virginia, United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Tygart Valley United Way, and United Way of Central West Virginia.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Tasha Anderson is a Board Governance Consultant serving the WV area, and the Executive Director of the WV Nonprofit Association. With over 22 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, her background includes serving as executive director for both crisis service and enrichment service nonprofit organizations as well as on various nonprofit boards and in other staff capacities.  Tasha has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Dakota with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy. Her specific research focuses on board governance and nonprofit effectiveness in nonprofits serving rural areas. Tasha also holds undergraduate degrees in Business Management/Marketing and Equine Science, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. She is originally from South Dakota, and currently enjoys calling southern WV home. Her focus continues to be on nonprofit administration, board governance, and capacity building for WV nonprofits.