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How to Survive Your Board
Transcript of How to Survive Your Board
I know what is expected of me
I have the tools and training to do what I need to do
Someone recognizes and seems to care about my work
The mission is important to me and I can make a difference within it
I have had opportunities to learn and grow
Begin with the end in mind—recruitment
Setting expectations: job descriptions, “employee” satisfaction
How to Recruit
What characteristics are you looking for?
Who would be ideal for these needs?
Recruitment is a two-way discussion
Be prepared to wait if it's not the right time or not the right person
Major issues that are in process
Other issues that may arise
Know what you're looking for
Skills available for organization
Passion for cause
What skills DO we want?
What are we
NOT looking for?
Importance of role
Make sure your
are prepared to serve
Set meeting structure
Set responsibilities for each board member
Expect that people will do their homework
Ongoing evaluation not isolated
Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE
Jim Anderson, CFRE
How To Survive Your Board
Draw the archetypes of your difficult people
What IS good
What LOOKS good
What FEELS good
What are the problem characteristics again?
What would be some of the underlying motivations for these characteristics?
Which are problems and which are conditions?
What are some of the strategies to cope?