Workshops & Events

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Camp Jabberwocky, 200 Greenwood Ave. Ext. Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

    Do you work in nonprofit development and/or fundraising on Island? This 4x a year brown-bag meeting is for you. Come share, network and learn from your peers about how to do what you do better, and raise more funds for your organization!

    Catching up..

    At the last Fundraising MV meeting, we heard "how do I"... find balance when running a capital campaign and our everyday workload; shift our Board's collective mindset to a culture of philanthropy; keep our mission the center of everything we do; change our fundraising cycle from summer to year-round; cultivate new and engage current donors...and so on.

    With the need for balance among competing priorities in mind, our goal is to help build your Three P's' - preparedness, prioritization, and perspective.

    Oct. 25th Program: 

    • Eat lunch and learn about your peers;
    • Reflect on this summer's experiences. Has summer made you question work/life balance and raised challenging issues within your work?  What did you learn? What do you need to know more about? What can you do better? What will you never do again :)?
    • Large and small group discussions, and a presentation by special guest Lindsay Wolff, a Sales Training consultant. 

    We look forward to seeing you.

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • MV Hebrew Center

    Engage Your Board to Harness their Potential

    with Susan Meier, BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant

    Is your board underutilized, are you trying to get them more engaged?   Are they spending most of their meetings listening to long  reports, attending to routine tasks, and focusing on minor issues? On October 29th, we will explore how highly effective boards move beyond that, get everyone contributing and address issues of importance by engaging in strategic and generative work. You'll learn how to more effectively engage your board in work that will truly impact your mission.

    Join us for this interactive session to:

    • Learn useful tools, tips and practices of exceptional boards and how to integrate them with your own.
    • Increase your board’s engagement by introducing strategic and generative thinking in your boardroom.
    • Using succession planning as an example, increase your board’s engagement by identifying the most important issues and addressing them with strategic and generative thinking. 
    • Learn some succession planning basics and best practices.
    This workshop is designed for Board Chairs, Board Officers, Governance Committees, Board Members, Executive Directors, Development Directors and anyone else who wishes the Board was more engaged. Also, anyone who wants to learn about succession planning.  The more Board members you bring, the easier it will be to get them to understand what they need to do.

    Coffee and registration start at 8:30, Program starts promptly at 9:00.Lunch is included.You will be done by 3:00 at the latest.

    This workshop is underwritten by a grant from the Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

    Susan Meier, BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant, has spent more than 20 years in governance and nonprofit work, working collaboratively with nonprofit executives and board members to identify governance challenges and opportunities and to implement proven strategies to address a broad array of governance issues. Much of Susan’s work has focused on increasing board engagement, board/staff relations, and leadership transitions. Specifically, she engages boards in a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities, strategic and generative thinking, concrete ways to maximize board meetings, and addressing culture and dynamics in the boardroom. In addition, Susan has served on a number of boards of directors and served as the vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource for 7 years.

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