How would you rate your board meetings?
Would you like board members to be more engaged and committed to your cause?
In this week’s video, Susan Howlett shares a couple of different ways to liven up board meetings and create board members who actually want to be at your board meetings. Follow Susan’s strategies and your board members will become better leaders, better advocates, and better fundraisers.
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Christopher Davenport says
If you have any stories or advice on helping board members become better leaders, please share them in a comment box. Your nonprofit friends will appreciate it. 🙂
craig Stewart says
Susan’s advice is so wise. If you don’t let your board lead, particularly in fundraising, it will be unlikely that you will maximize your organization’s fundraising potential. Thanks Susan for that important reminder!
Vicky Tetzlaff says
Susan has amazing insight and her book, Boards on Fire, is a MUST read. I carry it with me in my briefcase and reference it like a text book often! Thank you, Susan, for sharing your expertise. Vicky
Sandy Rees says
This is SPOT ON! Board members CAN be great leaders if we let them. We also have to remember that people aren’t born knowing how to be a great Board member. We have to give them the tools and training they need to succeed. I’ve been a part of a couple of Boards that we’ve turned around from being the Worst Board Ever to the Best Board Ever and it’s a fun transition. Having fun, empowering meetings is an important piece of that, as is giving members responsibility then letting them act on it. Keep bringing these great videos Chris!
Carmel Macmillan says
AS a Board member I found this recommendation very interesting. Once your Board has a good understanding of Fundraising and their role in it then I believe her recommended strategy would be ideal in involving the Board to develop and own their execution tactics. Would really value more videos pertaining to Board development.
If anyone has some tips or strategies regarding how to engage board members in this way, please pass them on.
Karen — I have several documents on my website that I’d be happy to forward to you. Send me an email through my website and I’ll share them! Susan