Engaging and Inspiring Nonprofit Board Members
COURSE #308213 The foundation of a nonprofit organization is the Board of Directors. But what happens if Board Members are having challenges with dedication to service. It's not easy to get a Board Member's attention 100% of the time, however, there are strategies that build engagement and inspire service.
In this course learn:
- 12 manageable actions to take now
- The concept of the Board Member's Journey
- How to use what tools the nonprofit has in place to build engagement
- How to reward and recognize Board Members
- Engagement actions that work
- Engagement actions that are measurable and accountable
- Building a culture of strong Board service
Level of Rigor / Difficulty - BEGINNER +
Recommended Prerequisites - NONE
Founder / CEO American Nonprofit Academy
About The Instructor
“I marvel at the spirit of philanthropy and the can-do attitude of nonprofits,” says Julia C. Patrick. As the Founder of the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick see the passion and dedication of service organizations daily. A multi-generational philanthropist, Board Member and volunteer, the CEO has been involved with community service since childhood.
Patrick, a native of Phoenix, Arizona has served on culture, education and social service Boards. She has worked with more than 500 nonprofit organizations during her career. Prior to establishing the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick published award-winning niche publications such as The Arts and Crafts Chronicle, The Wedding Chronicle, Food & Flourish and Frontdoors News over a 25 year span. Patrick’s work with nonprofits in media led her to realize these organizations were desperate for cost effective training and topic-specific education.
The process of philanthropy is a constant in communities across America, but it’s a changing sector. “Benevolence is no longer the only reason for giving. Donors are expecting more, demanding measurements and seeking solutions,” explains Patrick. “Today’s nonprofits need to operate from a place of passion and accomplish their missions using all the business tools of a professional organization.”
This is where the American Nonprofit Academy comes in. Using engaging panel discussions, lectures, on-line courses, workshops and webinars with highly respected experts, Patrick and her team have developed innovative low-cost programs focused on educating nonprofits. “Our goal is to help nonprofits achieve their mission, vision and values,” adds Patrick. This includes working with nonprofit leadership level professionals, volunteers, donors and Board Members. “As organizations search for innovations and solutions, our curriculum continues to expand.”