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10 Key Considerations to Improve Non-profit Board Operations

The Conference Board of Canada, November 29, 2016
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Non-profit boards face a unique set of challenges in the governance of their organization’s operations. These longstanding challenges include; difficulty recruiting individuals to the board, managing the interface between the board and management, and addressing long term strategic planning.

Added to these traditional challenges are new issues that arise from a significantly constrained funding environment across the non-profit space. Boards must dedicate themselves to ensuring the sustainability of the organizations they serve. Shrinking funding pools are increasing the competition and putting pressure on boards to find the best talent to drive success.

It’s time for non-profit boards to update their expectations around what their role should be in providing oversight and guidance. Failing to properly adapt to the current context is a serious risk to organizational viability.

Join us as Dr. Eugene Fram provides a 10-step roadmap that will help ensure non-profit boards start moving in the right direction toward long-term sustainability.

Webinar Highlights

During this one-hour webinar, Dr. Fram will dive into the following 10 key areas of consideration with regard to transforming non-profit boards in order to strive in the 21st century:

  1. Seeking the best board candidates
  2. Three key committees for optimal board performance
  3. A more realistic search for a new non-profit CEO
  4. Sought-out attributes in a board Chair
  5. Mending uncomfortable board-staff relationships
  6. The board’s role in fundraising
  7. Retaining termed-out board members
  8. A long-term view on strategic planning
  9. Evaluating the CEO
  10. Board compliance – four areas of improvement

About Eugene

Photo of Eugene FramDuring his 51 years at RIT, Dr. Eugene Fram taught thousands of undergraduate and graduate students; authored or coauthored more than 125 professional articles plus six books; and consulted with business/ non-profit organizations. He received three RIT awards for outstanding communications, teaching, and service to the University. Recently, an anonymous alumnus gifted RIT $3 million for the Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking.

The third, 2011, edition of his non-profit governance book is Policy vs. Paper Clips: How using the Corporate Model makes a nonprofit board more Effective and Efficient.

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