Building a Dynamic Board

A strong board can take you places you never thought you could go.

Leadership is everything.

Today more than ever, non-profits need active & capable board members who serve as visionaries & ambassadors to donors, prospective donors, constituents, the media & the public. Board members also can help position & promote the organization in an increasingly crowded marketplace. As part of their fiduciary responsibility, board members need to rally resources – money, human resources & other assets — as well as monitor the finances of the organization.

Yet Executive Directors & Directors of Development continue to cite poor board performance as one of the biggest challenges they face.

It’s not their fault! Board members are often confused about their roles, responsibilities, the kinds of contributions they can make & the best way to help. Often, we fail to provide the education, training, encouragement & support our boards need to succeed. It’s our job to help our board members identify their gifts & set them on fire.

We’re here to help you build a better board through:

  • Training — to help your board better understand & execute their responsibilities, including fundraising!
  • Evaluating your board’s performance & developing a plan for addressing their growing edges
  • Helping your board build a recruitment & continuing education process that works
  • Making recommendations around structure & process

If you want your board to be smokin’ hot, contact us today!


“When we called Sarah for help, our board was so ineffective that it couldn’t get through an entire meeting without wandering from the agenda. As a new Executive Director, I knew something was wrong, but didn’t know how to fix it. After working with her for 18 months, our board was running like a well-oiled machine and we’d completed our first strategic plan! As a result, our program took off to the extent that we received one of 15 national youth arts awards presented by Michelle Obama. Had we not addressed our board issues, our organization would never have experienced this kind of growth.”

–Rebekah Greenwald Speck
Executive Director, Rivers Edge Arts

Are you ready to turn up the heat?

Each week, we share our know-how, expertise and advice with you so you can fire up your performance — not just as a staff person, but as an organization. When you raise more money, you can help more people & make a bigger impact on the world (and isn’t that why we’re here?). Sign up today and receive our free e-book, Planning Special Events that Succeed!