Board Development

Strong, engaged boards make for strong nonprofits. In fact, the strength of a nonprofit’s board is one of the primary determinants of organizational success in the long run. But boards are also complex entities that are asked to play many diverse, difficult roles including leader, volunteer, fundraiser, donor, adviser, overseer and more. Let us help you leverage your board through targeted training and assessment.

"Greenlights’ work has been instrumental in strengthening the Hospice Austin board – meeting our expectations with high-quality end products that arrived on time and within budget. We have been highly satisfied with all of our Greenlights projects!"
- Marjorie Mulanax, Executive Director, Hospice Austin

Our approach to strengthening nonprofit boards is based on years of experience researching and understanding board models and best practices, and on an understanding that each nonprofit has different governance needs.

Greenlights can strengthen your board through:

  • An independent, in-depth assessment of the strengths and challenges of your board, including interviews with board members, confidential survey tools, review of bylaws and other key documents, facilitated analysis and discussion of the right operating model for your board, etc.
  • A customized Board Development Plan, designed to prioritize actions your board might take to change its focus, strengthen its members, invest in itself through training, shift its structure, etc.

Board Excellence Toolkit ©

Do you want an informed and engaged Board of Directors to effectively guide your organization? The Board Excellence Toolkit© will help focus the impact of any board by putting useful resources at your fingertips! This toolkit provides tips on best practices, templates to improve board structure and enhance effectiveness, and deeper exploration of common challenges many nonprofits face. Preview pages from the toolkit and purchase one for only $150.

For more information about our consulting services, contact Sherry Sybesma, Director of Consulting Services.

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