BoardsWork! is a highly effective and cost-efficient way to get your board moving together toward greater engagement, effective service and committed ambassadorship. And if you would like new board members with new skills and new networks, we can provide at least one new board member who has received at least 8 hours of training in board governance.
The program for nonprofits includes a custom four-hour retreat with dynamic facilitators, preceded by a governance assessment and board survey. Then your whole board receives 20% off Bayer Center classes for a full year (for further training on areas critical to your nonprofit).
Pricing is heavily subsidized from corporations and foundation support (80% discount) with a final cost of $250 for organizations under $1M operating budget, and $500 for those over $1M.
Sally Power, Executive Director of Treasure House Fashions told us, “Our experience EXCEEDED my expectations, and I felt the time was an excellent investment in our understanding, our relationship as a board, and in preparation for this stage of our growth! Our facilitator did an outstanding job, and I’m positively giddy with anticipation for our next steps!”
Local companies drive the matching portion of the program by sponsoring their employees to attend the BoardsWork! training and be matched to a nonprofit board. You may know people with influential positions in companies who have employees who would be great nonprofit board members. The company not only gives back to the community, but their employees get leadership opportunities that both engage and develop them.
The next training dates for business volunteers to learn all about nonprofit board governance are Sept 10 and November 6. We’d love to make some new connections and reach more nonprofits!