Purpose Driven Board Leadership with Andy Davis & Jim Taylor from Board Source

  • 28 Sep 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Zoom



Purpose Driven Board Leadership

with Andy David and Jim Taylor Senior Board Source Leaders

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10-11:30 am on Zoom

Board Source's Andy Davis, Associate Vice President of Member Education & Outreach, and Jim Taylor, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, will discuss the changing role of Boards. Now is the time to critically look at your Board's role and focus, shifting toward something more representative, equitable, and focused on your organization's purpose rather than the organization itself. This is the critical conversation and self-evaluation that should be taking place within all Boards.

Part one will focus on the linked article about the 4 Principles of Purpose Driven Board Leadership and what these mean in our boardrooms: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/the_four_principles_of_purpose_driven_board_leadership

  • Purpose before organization: prioritizing the organization's purpose versus the organization itself.
  • Respect for the ecosystem: acknowledging that the organization's actions can positively or negatively impact its surrounding ecosystem and commit to being a respectful and responsible ecosystem player.
  • Equity mindset: committing to advancing equitable outcomes and interrogating and avoiding how the organization's strategies and work may reinforce systemic inequities.
  • Authorized voice and power: recognizing that organizational power and voice must be authorized by those impacted by the organization's work.

*Please review the article prior to this event

Jim Taylor Bio

As vice president of leadership initiatives, Jim Taylor focuses on leading BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, inclusion, and equity. This includes leading the organization’s work to spark and support understanding, action, and change at the board level on these issues; serving as an external representative, speaker, and writer; developing new resources and programming; and partnering with peer organizations around the country.

Andy Davis Bio

As BoardSource’s associate vice president of member education and outreach, Andy Davis leads a team that is responsible for developing all of BoardSource’s educational resources, including member education content and programming, training programs, publications, and educational programming at the BoardSource Leadership Forum. Andy also oversees BoardSource’s external marketing and outreach efforts. He is a regular speaker and presenter on a wide range of board leadership topics and issues and played a lead role in the development of BoardSource’s Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness Framework.


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