Prepare Your Board for Success


Often after an extensive recruitment process nonprofit leaders excitedly anticipate the new class of board members – only to be disappointed when the new members under perform and don’t fully engage.

Do you have board members who:

  • Regularly miss board meetings
  • Don’t make an annual donation
  • Don’t actively participate at your board meetings
  • Don’t actively serve on a committee
  • Don’t’ understand the role of the staff

Creating a comprehensive board orientation program is important to setting up your new board members for success, but with busy schedules board orientation is often pulled together with minimal preparation.

A strong board orientation program will strengthen your board members’ understanding of their responsibilities and give them a head start on how your organization operates.

Jane Page-Steiner, President of JPS Nonprofit Strategies and a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer will be presenting the workshop “Welcome A Board – How to Build a Successful Orientation Program” on September 17th from 2:30-4pm at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

The workshop will cover the critical information that should be included in every nonprofit board orientation program. We will also review and discuss the responsibilities your board members need to understand to effectively engage in your nonprofit. Come and learn strategies on how to energize your new board members from day one.

Everyone who attends the workshop will receive an Orientation PowerPoint template that can be adapted for your organization – this will give you an easy way to plug in the critical information you want to share with the new members of your board. The workshop will help you create a board orientation program that is informative, interactive and thought-provoking.

The workshop is designed to benefit all nonprofits – Arts, Social Services, Associations, etc..

Who Should Attend – Executive Directors, Chief Executives, Development Directors, Board Officers, Board Members, and Governance Chairs.

Click here for more information and to register for this Free workshop.