A superb board member brings a combination of time, treasure, and talent to an organization. So why do we continue to evaluate and prospect board members strictly on financial capacity? If a board of directors is to reflect the community it serves, the sector must consider more equitable models of assessment.
By recognizing the entire scope of what an organization’s board of directors contributes in a year, organizations can ignite a sense of self-governance that increases committee participation and reduces stress on the Executive Director – all while meeting or exceeding board contribution goals.
In this session we will discuss:
- Streamlining your board of directors’ roles and responsibilities in the organization’s annual work plan
- Reducing board anxiety around giving capacities and prospecting new donors in their networks
- Creating a framework for an equitable board of directors that is welcoming to marginalized groups (socioeconomic, gender identity, race, accessibility, etc.)
- Designing a points-based assessment model that’s not all about the give / get
Presenters: Kristin Larsen / Executive Director / Arts & Business Council of Chicago