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Local Summer 2024 Nonprofit Board Retreat

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

$25

Tools, frameworks, and approaches for understanding the role of individual board members and the functioning of the board as a whole.

The Support Center and the Grunin Foundation are working together on a two-day nonprofit board retreat that will offer attendees tools, frameworks, and approaches for understanding the role of individual board members and the functioning of the board as a whole.

Intended Outcomes:

The following are intended outcomes for the two-day sessions.

  • Provide new board members and those looking to explore board service a better understanding of individual and collective roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide existing board members (likely 3+ years of board service) with more advanced content around the elements of high-functioning boards.
  • Build a baseline understanding of board culture and inclusion and identify next steps for attendees to understand and evolve the level of equity and inclusion in this function.

Registration Fee: This opportunity is being offered at a “Pay what you can” rate. What does that mean? The recommended fee is $25 but you can pay less based on your ability. (The value of the two-day series is over $350 per person.) All payments go directly to the Support Center. The Grunin Foundation is supporting/subsidizing all additional costs for the event.

If you need a free, $0 ticket, simply email vicki@gruninfoundation.org and we will be happy to assist you!

In addition to the learning, collaborating and networking, there will also be joy, fun and PRIZES! Individuals have a chance to win exciting prizes.

Agenda:

Day 1 (8:30am to 5pm): Two Tracks – Board Governance

For day 1, leaders will be divided by experience level to focus on learning and individual development on the topic of Board Governance:

101 Track: new board members and those looking to explore board service will better understand individual and collective roles and responsibilities.

201 Track: experienced board members (likely 3+ years of board service) with more advanced content around the elements of high-functioning boards.

Track 101

Attendees will walk away with an understanding of baseline individual board member roles and responsibilities as well as the purpose and functioning of the board as a whole. This day will cover the basics of:

  • key board duties (loyalty, care, obedience)
  • board structure: officers and chairs, bylaws and compliance, and Committee structures
  • board logistics
  • financial and programmatic oversight,
  • onboarding,
  • advocacy, ambassadorship,
  • fundraising.

Attendees will receive templates and supporting materials to revise or establish these structures for their own boards. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions.

Track 201

The most effective boards are always identifying new talent, expanding the network, and recruiting new board members while also discussing where and how to improve the functioning of their board.

In this session, we’ll review:

  • the board building cycle
  • best approaches to recruitment, onboarding, and orientation.
  • common challenges and obstacles to the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of board members and what steps boards can take to address those challenges.
  • Reviewing conversation about the functioning of the board
  • Ways that individual board members and the board as a whole can engage in self-review
  • Action steps for board development and review draft board development plans
  • Review sample accountability measures, and

Day 2 (9:30am to 4pm): Building a Unified and Inclusive Board Culture

An organization is only as good as its Culture & Climate, and the Board and leadership play pivotal roles in creating and maintaining a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) has evolved from compliance to a strategic-level effort with positive impact on an organization’s performance. Today, DEI encompasses more than a reflection of organizational values and legal requirements, it adds a competitive advantage.

This interactive full-day workshop series provides a deep foundation with tools, best practices and examples for you to identify, develop and support board and leadership initiatives for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion that can improve your organizations culture & climate success.

Session One:

Participants will:

· Develop an increased understanding of what DEI encompasses and the important roles culture and climate have in organizational change.

· Identify factors that contribute to a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive environment – and those that don’t.

· Learn about strategies about how to deal with unconscious bias and resistance

· Build on the importance of relationships in DEI efforts.

· Create a toolbox of DEI tools and strategies that can be used to advance DEI at your organization and on your board.

Session Two:

Participants will:

· Consider DEI models of change, critical questions to ask before launching an initiative, and how to manage change when in process

· Understand the impact of leadership style, decision making, and gatekeeping on DEI

· Identify DEI priorities and develop SMARTIE goals for DEI, culture and climate

· Understand the critical role data plays in DEI

· Continue to build their toolbox with practical tools to advance DEI, culture and climate.

We can make accommodations available at no additional cost if it alleviates some of the barriers to attending. We are also happy to help with transportation or other needs that may facilitate your attendance of this event. Please reach out to Vicki at vicki@gruninfoundation.org with any questions or to talk further.

Details

Date:
September 12
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Event Category:
Website:
https://gruninfoundation.org/eventbrite/?event=901746717707

Organizer

Grunin Foundation
Phone
732-244-4010
Email
info@gruninfoundation.org
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Venue

Days Inn Wyndham – Toms River
290 NJ-37, #E
Toms River, NJ 08753 United States
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Phone
(732) 244-4000
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