Help Your Board Succeed Even Though You’re Not in Control

Helping Your Board Succeed Even Though You're Not in Control, Claiming Your Instructor SeatWhen it comes to your nonprofit board, let’s face it. You’re not driving. But you don’t always sit in the back seat, either. Claim the role of the driving instructor. Sit in the front seat and navigate. If needed, grab the wheel and stomp on the emergency brake

Why You Have the Expertise to Instruct

Your expertise stems from the knowledge, experience, and reflection you have gained. Compared to your board, unless you’re in your first 30 days, you know lots more about your organization. It’s also likely you’ve sat through and thought about board meetings more than anyone else.
You can instruct because you know the places where boards face challenges. You anticipate the intersections, congestions spots, and construction zones ahead. Claim the driving instructor’s seat.

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides executive directors and CEOs to generate the resources, boards, and support they need to make remarkable progress on their missions. As the award-winning thought-leader, advisor, and founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Karen helps nonprofit leaders get answers, generate revenue, and grow their mission. Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her experience leading board and team events. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.