Cyndi MacKenzie is a Grant Professional Certified who has twelve years’ experience in the non-profit field with over $15 million in grant awards in that time. Cyndi works out of her offices in Brooksville, Florida and Naples, Maine providing board development, strategic planning, and a full array of grant services to her clients. As a Grant Professional Association Approved Trainer, Cyndi has trained at national and regional conferences since 2011, including the GPA Conference in 2015 and 2016. Cyndi has been a reviewer for federal and state grants, as well as local proposals.
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.
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