Board

Camp to Belong Retreat

Exciting weekend in Minneapolis facilitating a Board/Staff retreat with the team of Camp To Belong. Camp to Belong is an international organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters who have become separated in foster care through a week of camp in the summer and other events throughout the year. Exciting things to come from these talented and passionate leaders!

#Nonprofit #Board #Philanthropy #Charity #BoardChampions

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We're Growing! Announcing the Launch of Board Champions 🚀🏆

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Last month, we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of the launch of Nielsen Training & Consulting. Over the past year, I have been honored to work with nonprofit organizations from New Jersey to San Francisco, Miami to Denver, and of course here at home in Kentucky.

As we begin year 2, I recognize that developing a highly effective Board doesn’t happen overnight, but is the product of intentionality, engagement, and effort.

That is why I am thrilled to announce the launch of Board Champions.

This is a year-round, fully customizable Board development program, designed to partner with you in building a Board team capable of translating bold vision into reality.

Flexible enough to meet the needs of your nonprofit, Board Champions begins with a customized Board Self Assessment and facilitated Board retreat and subsequently may include the following services:

  • CEO or Board coaching

  • Defining Board expectations

  • Assessing the skills and diversity of your Board team

  • Building an effective orientation program

  • Aligning committee engagement with strategic objectives

Click the button below to learn more or connect with Greg to set up a consultation. Let’s work together to develop your team into Board Champions!

Championship Fundraising Board Workshop Comes to San Diego!

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Calling all #SanDiego #nonprofit leaders! Pleased to share that I will be in San Diego on Monday, September 9. I invite you to join me as I co-lead a workshop entitled "Building a Championship Fundraising Board" with my friend and colleague Janeal Ford of Fordable Fundraising. Click the link below to check out the details and register!

#fundraising #philanthropy #Board

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egi7yuav71f6e689&llr=e78ijryab&showPage=true&fbclid=IwAR1oOh9M4zYcUZ5d9EPHyVUt-bccYqPVVHJ_5z9MRicw7bllQ1mPCmkvrc0

United Way of Central Ohio Makes Board Diversity Part of Funding Process

It is undeniable that #Board #diversity remains a challenge for the #nonprofit community.

Starting early in 2020, the United Way of Central Ohio plans to include “board diversity” as part of the criteria in its next grant-application process. Charities seeking funding from the United Way will need to have diverse boards or a board-approved plan for achieving diversity.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this:

- Is this the best way to enhance Board diversity?

- Are there other concerns such as tokenism?

- What are some other alternatives?

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190713/united-way-to-make-more-diversity-on-nonprofit-boards-part-of-funding-process

Elevate Your Board or Staff Team With a Dynamic Retreat

When I facilitate a #nonprofit #Board or staff retreat, I focus on 3 key goals -- to inform, to engage, and to inspire those who attend. It is truly one of the most rewarding and enjoyable areas of my work. When planned thoughtfully and executed well, a Board retreat can be a key step in transforming or elevating a team. Check out the article below for some additional tips. If your Board or staff would benefit from this experience, let's connect!

https://boardable.com/blog/nonprofit-board-retreats-tips/

You Can Diversify if You Want To

"The idea that elite organizations like #foundations have #boards that continue to choose not to reflect and represent the #diversity of civil society sends a message to the growing communities of color that they are not part of the solution and have nothing to contribute to solving the societal challenges we all share."

https://blog.boardsource.org/blog/you-can-diversify-if-you-want-to

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Louisville Bar Association: "LBA Speaks"

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Had a great time this morning speaking with Scott Furkin and the Louisville Bar Association about #nonprofit #Board #governance and tools to build a dynamic Board.

As an #attorney, I especially enjoy working with #nonprofits, #lawyers, #lawfirms, and associations on legal and fiduciary aspects of Board governance.

#continuinglegaleducation