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Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions

Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many... (continued)

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Tools for More Effective Board Meetings

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You need to involve board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need in developing of new plans and taking action. But how can you lead effective, efficient meetings to build decisions and support when there can be many different views and priorities?

This session will provide essential tools for building... (continued)


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Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings

Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom... (continued)

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Six Tools for More Effective Non-Profit Board Meetings

Non-profit boards often face some common challenges in running their meetings effectively. Here are six tools to use in creating a structure for such meetings that will make them naturally more productive. Tools come from Rick's new book: Leading Great Meetings.


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Building Stakeholder Commitment to Your Goals

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types (clients, suppliers, regulators, partners) need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many different views and priorities?

This session will introduce key principles... (continued)


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Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Board Meetings

Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

While each board situation is unique, there are common challenges facing the conduct of effective nonprofit board meetings. These challenges include board size (typically 10, 12 or more), use of time, decision-making, and ability to keep members engaged and committed to the work. In this session I share a number of... (continued)


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Pam Williams and Marci Moore

Pam Williams and Marci Moore, co-founders of Nonprofit Finance Pros, began their careers as nonprofit CFOs. After leading their respective organizations through significant financial crises, they joined forces and founded Nonprofit Finance Pros to help other nonprofits successfully navigate financial transitions. For the past 17 years, Nonprofit... (continued)


4Good exists to empower nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by connecting like-minded professionals and community members, and by empowering the sharing of a wealth of resources from which they may benefit.

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Gayle Gifford

I advise nonprofits from the grassroots to international in governance, strategic and business planning, organization development and fundraising as president of Cause & Effect Inc. I assist government agencies in the design of their public engagement programs. I blog, tweet, teach, speak and write about nonprofit policy and organization development to a... (continued)

Meeting for Results Tool Kit: Make Your Meetings Work

This Tool Kit provides a different approach to running effective meetings as it:
Helps you structure a naturally effective meeting rather than relying on rules or norms for guiding behavior; Provides 12 clear choices and 31 supporting tools for planning, conducting and achieving results from meetings; And, serves as... (continued)

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Meeting for Results

We provide leaders with support and tools to engage boards, staff members and teams of all sizes in achieving real work together through the meetings they hold. We enable leaders to do this without relying on special meeting norms, extensive facilitation, or special training. Specifically, we offer coaching on how to make meetings work, tools for more... (continued)


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Rick Lent

Richard Lent has spent 25 years facilitating meetings around the world. These meetings have brought stakeholders together for planning, organizational change and societal issues. He also helps nonprofit boards redefine vision and strategy and improve their work together.

Among the organizations in which Rick has supported significant meetings are: InterAction... (continued)

Interested in#Board Discussions#Board Leadership#Board Meetings#Effective Meetings#Facilitating Meetings#Leading Meetings#Meeting Tools

Sam Frank

Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.

In 2009 he co-founded Nonprofit Webinars and... (continued)

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