Do you have board members who are not participating or engaging in the work of the board? Does it seem like only a few of your board members are doing all the work?
Most nonprofit leaders at some point are faced with the challenge of board members that are complacent and not living up to their potential. You may have board members who are not supporting fundraising efforts, or not participating on a committee and/or not contributing to your boardroom discussions.
It can difficult for the leadership to call people out on these types of behaviors, and well-meaning leaders will often ignore inappropriate behaviors in an effort not to embarrass anyone. But, even a few complacent board members can frustrate and demoralize your active board members and create resentment between members.
If you have board members who are underperforming it will hinder the success of your organization. Creating a culture where board members have a clear understanding of what is expected of them and are held accountable is challenging but can be achieved.
Jane Page-Steiner is pleased to partner with BoardSource to present the webinar “Board Engagement & Accountability” on Thursday, March 9th from 11:00 to 12:00. During the webinar we will explore strategies and techniques that you can use to improve your board’s engagement and create accountability. We will discuss board culture, board meetings, leadership teams, dashboards, advocacy and the role of the chair. Executive Directors, Chief Executives, Board Officers, Board Members, and Governance Chairs are encouraged to participate in this webinar.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Presenter Jane Page-Steiner is the Publisher of GC Nonprofit News and the President of JPS Nonprofit Strategies. Jane assists nonprofits with board development and organizational and strategic planning. She is a respected speaker and regularly presents at national, regional and local nonprofit workshops and conferences. In addition, Jane is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. She joined this select group of expert trainers after completing a rigorous application and certification process, and is now certified to deliver BoardSource’s signature nonprofit governance trainings.