Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Being on a Board - What's It All About

I recently gave this presentation at the Grant Professionals MidAtlantic Regional Conference and I thought I would share it here. I was asked to present on this subject because grant professionals frequently get asked to be on boards and some are interested in joining Boards as part of their professional development.

Although this is basic stuff I thought some of you may find something of value here and/or may want to pass this on to others.

The presentation covers the basic responsibilities of being a board member, gives advice on how to be a successful board member and recommends questions to ask before joining a Board. Lots of thanks to Boardsource and Independent Sector for all the good information. In the session we talked about a lot of Board related topics not covered here including Board recruitment, Board orientation and the Board manual. Here are the slides:

What are your thoughts on this subject? What makes a good Board and a good Board Member? Please join the conversation and leave your comments.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Workshop: Donating Online: How to Make it Work for Your Non-Profit

On Tuesday, May 17th, I will be presenting this workshop. The workshop covers basic options for using online donation tools and will help you decide the best option for your organization. We will examine how the donation tool works and compare some popular tools, such as Razoo, Network for Good and Guidestar. We will discuss strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your online donation process.

Sponsoring Organization and Location:  Volunteer Center of Bergen County
                                                           64 Passaic Street Hackensack, NJ 07663

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration Fee: $45, $35 for member agencies

Audience: Board, Executive, Development

To Register: contact Tess Tomasi, 201-489-9454, ext. 114                             
or register online securely at