Cyndi MacKenzie, a certified grant professional, has won over $22 million dollars in resources for her clients and has been teaching for six years. She has gone from full time employee to owning her own business and providing a full range of grant professional services to non-profits of all sizes in the United States over her thirteen-year career in this field. Cyndi will share her tips of the trade and tools that save her time and get to those winning proposals with humor. She has a wealth of knowledge that can only be gained by years of experience. As a Grant Professional Approved Trainer, a GPA Grant News contributing author, and a member of the Grant Professional Association, Cyndi keeps up-to-date on the latest research and understands the ethical dilemmas being faced in the field.
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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