Non-Profit Boards & Effective Governance
About Our Speaker(s)
Cyndi MacKenzie

Cyndi MacKenzie, a Grant Professional Certified, has won over $24 million dollars in resources with her clients and has provided training at GPA National Conferences three years.  In her fourteen- years in this field, Cyndi provides a full range of grant professional services to non-profits of all sizes with board development, strategic planning, grant writing, grant management and post-award consultation.  As a Grant Professional Approved Trainer, a GPA Grant News contributing author, member of the Grant Professional Association, and the GPA Ethics Committee, Cyndi keeps up-to-date on the latest research and trends, as well as being dedicated to the highest ethical standards in the field.

Non-Profit Boards & Effective Governance (CDPO62X)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Cyndi MacKenzie
60 minutes
Event Description

Effective Governance of Non-Profit Boards

Boards are vital to the success of non-profit organizations, both large and small. There are many different types of boards and structures of governance for boards—not one is alike. What is most important is not the type your organization has, but how together the staff and Board can accomplish the outcomes and goals that align with your mission in your community in the most effective way possible. Not everyone accepts a Board position fully understanding their role, so it’s up to the CEO, Executive Director, or Grant Professional to set the stage for this important role in your organization. 

This session by expert speaker Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC, will help you to answer the questions such as: Do your Board Members foster relationships that encourage donors to support your cause?  Are they ambassadors for your organization?  Do your staff foster relationships with your Board Members? Do your staff provide adequate skills and knowledge to Board Members so they can make the appropriate “ask”?

Board Members can either help or hurt an organization, if not managed properly. Cyndi, with her experience of several years working with boards of all sizes and maturity levels, will guide you through the process of outlining a solid Board Member Agreement; help you to foster relationships with your Board Members; and create active involvement to sustain your mission. 

Session Highlights

  • The different models of governance that exist and the value of each
  • How assuming a banker wants to be the Treasurer is a mistake
  • The necessity in preparing a Board packet for each Member
  • The value of a Board Member Agreement
  • Why staff and the Board must work as a TEAM
  • Why it’s so important that Board Members be invested in your mission
  • Why a monetary donation from each Board Member is necessary
  • How skill development of Board Members pays off in securing resources
  • Why governance remains key to the success of keeping your doors open

Who Should Attend

  • Directors
  • Board Members
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Grant Managers
  • Grant Consultants
  • Administrators
  • Financial Officers
  • Grant Professionals
  • GPC
  • Office Managers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • CFRE
  • Director of Development
  • Grant Assistant
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Community Coalitions
  • Program Directors

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