Each and every day, boards chart the path for our community organizations, yet many board members are ill prepared to make informed decisions, or are unclear of their role and responsibilities as a board member. Without a strong board, organizations show limited success in meeting both client and community need. Boards are responsible for driving the mission and vision of the organization, and without a strong board of directors, others are expected to not only have the vision for what the organization can become, but also to do all of the work.
Board members need to hold themselves accountable for their performance and provide a foundation for the mission of the organization and a framework of expectations that make it possible for the management, staff, and volunteers to focus upon the day-to-day tasks. In this session, increase understanding of why board leadership and development is essential to the success of the organization, learn to discern if the correct people are serving on the board, as well as how to maintain an active and participatory board membership.
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