Drat! Nearly every member wears a “resting bored face“ five minutes into your board meeting.”
You know it doesn’t have to be this way.
After all, in well-functioning nonprofits, boards join lively discussions, provide insightful guidance and commit to in-between activities that further your mission and grow your community connections.
You want to maximize your board’s engagement in the critical task that boards do best, which is why you’ll be sorry you missed this CEO Conversation but never fear; all is not lost!
Here are the show notes from this pro-bono conversation with nonprofit CEOs from across the country, where we explored ways to bump up your board’s engagement:
Rank how well your board functions with one low and ten high.
Range 5-6, average 5.3
Range 1 to 2 hours, average 85 minutes
Virtual- 40 percent with 20 percent considering in person
In person-30 percent
100 percent, yes
Range 3-10, average 8.57
Karen’s CEO Conversations are a great place to have candid, useful conversations with other nonprofit CEOs.
Dawning Family Services
Great call today – very helpful. I picked up lots of very helpful information, so THANK YOU!!!
Every one of the conversations has been fantastic. I have applied something from each one to my work.
Erica (Mossholder) Klauber
Children’s Craniofacial Association
Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.
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