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Get the Board You Need Now! Recruitment & Orientation

Inn at the Commons 200 N Riverside Avenue
Medford

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Barbara Gibbs, Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

This is a special extended session that will include a presentation on the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report findings.

Discussion of report findings at 10:45

Lunch & Networking at 11:30

“Get the Board Your Need Now” presentation at 12:00

An engaged, working Board can make a huge difference in the life of a nonprofit. Clear expectations, accountability, and trust mean Board members bring their best to the table. The work of the organization gets done, and Board meetings are a pleasure rather than a chore.

Thoughtful recruitment and orientation of new Board members can set the stage for productive Board service. Yet it’s a process that sometimes gets short-shrift in busy organizations. This interactive session will consider:

  • What do you really want from your Board members?
  • What does your Board president or chair want?
  • Whose job is Board recruitment?
  • When is the best time to recruit new Board members?
  • What are different approaches to Board recruitment?
  • Are there times to act quickly?
  • Is there an alternative view of Board orientation?
  • What happens when the relationship doesn’t work?
  • How does a strong Board culture help new recruits?

Come prepared to share your Board recruitment experiences and to reflect on the priority your organization places on Board recruitment and orientation. Leave with some new ideas for improving your chances of recruiting the very best Board members possible and helping them do their best work.

About the Presenter

Barbara Gibbs works directly with a wide diversity of client organizations to provide management consulting services. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Barbara brings a rich array of experience and wisdom to her capacity building work. Before joining NAO in early 2012, Barbara worked for seven years as a Program Officer and the Director of Policy & Strategy at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Prior to her foundation work, Barbara held different leadership roles in social services and arts organizations, where she led strategic and business planning, capital campaigns, facility renovations, and program innovation. She considers herself fortunate to have worked both as a grant seeker and a grant maker. Barbara holds an MBA in Arts Management from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) and Portland State University’s (PSU) Institute for Nonprofit Management (INPM) have collaborated to publish the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR) that informs key decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the economic relevance of the nonprofit sector. This comprehensive report examines the sector as a whole—including a description of the size and scope of the sector, the current condition of nonprofits and clues about their economic and social relevance, and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

The ONSR provides crucial information for public policy decision makers, philanthropists, and nonprofit leaders in their attempt to reorganize relations between nonprofits and government while dealing with the consequences of recent financial crises—the effects of which greatly influence Oregon’s state budget cycle and consequently the budget of many of the state’s 22,000+ nonprofit organizations.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the ONSR findings.

About the Network

Each session of the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Training Series is designed to strengthen your development and leadership skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development and meeting with the experts, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all eight network sessions (listed on the right).

The season pass includes annual membership in the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN), special invitations to their events and networking sessions, and notification of job opportunities. Season pass holders are eligible to apply for RVDP Scholarship Funds, which provide $50 scholarships to other Nonprofit Association of Oregon trainings.

Purchase a season pass today!

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Barbara Gibbs, Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

This is a special extended session that will include a presentation on the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report findings.

Discussion of report findings at 10:45
Lunch & Networking at 11:30
“Get the Board Your Need Now” presentation at 12:00

An engaged, working Board can make a huge difference in the life of a nonprofit. Clear expectations, accountability, and trust mean Board members bring their best to the table. The work of the organization gets done, and Board meetings are a pleasure rather than a chore.

Thoughtful recruitment and orientation of new Board members can set the stage for productive Board service. Yet it’s a process that sometimes gets short-shrift in busy organizations. This interactive session will consider:

  • What do you really want from your Board members?
  • What does your Board president or chair want?
  • Whose job is Board recruitment?
  • When is the best time to recruit new Board members?
  • What are different approaches to Board recruitment?
  • Are there times to act quickly?
  • Is there an alternative view of Board orientation?
  • What happens when the relationship doesn’t work?
  • How does a strong Board culture help new recruits?

Come prepared to share your Board recruitment experiences and to reflect on the priority your organization places on Board recruitment and orientation. Leave with some new ideas for improving your chances of recruiting the very best Board members possible and helping them do their best work.

About the Presenter

Barbara Gibbs works directly with a wide diversity of client organizations to provide management consulting services. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Barbara brings a rich array of experience and wisdom to her capacity building work. Before joining NAO in early 2012, Barbara worked for seven years as a Program Officer and the Director of Policy & Strategy at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Prior to her foundation work, Barbara held different leadership roles in social services and arts organizations, where she led strategic and business planning, capital campaigns, facility renovations, and program innovation. She considers herself fortunate to have worked both as a grant seeker and a grant maker. Barbara holds an MBA in Arts Management from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) and Portland State University’s (PSU) Institute for Nonprofit Management (INPM) have collaborated to publish the Oregon Nonprofit Sector Report (ONSR) that informs key decision makers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors about the economic relevance of the nonprofit sector. This comprehensive report examines the sector as a whole—including a description of the size and scope of the sector, the current condition of nonprofits and clues about their economic and social relevance, and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Oregon.

The ONSR provides crucial information for public policy decision makers, philanthropists, and nonprofit leaders in their attempt to reorganize relations between nonprofits and government while dealing with the consequences of recent financial crises—the effects of which greatly influence Oregon’s state budget cycle and consequently the budget of many of the state’s 22,000+ nonprofit organizations.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the ONSR findings.

About the Network

Each session of the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Training Series is designed to strengthen your development and leadership skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development and meeting with the experts, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all eight network sessions (listed on the right).

The season pass includes annual membership in the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN), special invitations to their events and networking sessions, and notification of job opportunities. Season pass holders are eligible to apply for RVDP Scholarship Funds, which provide $50 scholarships to other Nonprofit Association of Oregon trainings.

Purchase a season pass today!

When
October 17th, 2012 from 10:45 AM to  1:30 PM
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Inn at the Commons
200 N Riverside Avenue
Medford, OR 97501
Jackson
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NAO Members $22.50
Nonmembers $25.00
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