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Surf’s Up: Moving from the Board That You Have to the Board That You Need

Feb 24, 2015

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The way a nonprofit and its board develops over time are often out of sync, causing disconnect and difficult dynamics. Has your beginning nonprofit grown into the middle stage, with your board remaining at the kitchen table level? Or has your board’s development outpaced your nonprofit’s, causing expectations that lead to frustration for all parties?

In this interactive training, we will look at classic stages of board and nonprofit development and what happens when they are not aligned. You’ll have the opportunity to identify your board and organization's developmental stage, and we will then focus how to align them to generate harmonious enthusiasm and engagement.

Highly recommended for board members and executive directors.

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LISA HOFFMAN brings 25 years of experience and success to nonprofit fund and board development, facilitation, and coaching. Grounded in practices of deep listening, respect, and collaboration, Lisa’s approach begins with clearly understanding an organization’s culture, needs and issues. Partnering with her clients, she determines how to effectively tackle challenges ranging from raising more money, to designing a dynamic and productive board-staff retreat, to helping executive directors, development professionals and board members hone their skills and fulfill their leadership potential. She then rolls up her sleeves and gets to work.