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Board Development

Best Practices and Social Sector Expertise

Having an effective board can make a significant difference in the success of a nonprofit. Board development is essential to getting the most out of this valuable resource, including expertise and financial contributions. Our consultants provide board development training that is customized for your organizational needs.


Development Areas for Board Trainings

  • Board, CEO and staff roles and responsibilities
  • Organization mission and purpose
  • Legal and ethical obligations of the board
  • Best practice governance strategies
  • Board structure, use of committees and committee charters
  • Evaluation of the board and strategies for effective meetings
  • The board’s role in fundraising
  • Best practices for board development including recruitment, selection and orientation

The board really enjoyed the training and were very engaged. The most common comment I received was ‘Why didn’t we do this before?’ CNM Connect helped us see areas where we could improve and also helped the board see how strong Mi Escuelita really is. I often wonder if we are doing things the right way and the training helped me see that while we are far from perfect, we have certainly come a long way! I’ve been to many board trainings over my 14+ years with Mi Escuelita and last night’s training was simply the best. What would we ever do without CNM?

Gayle Nave

Executive Director, Mi Escuelita Preschool

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