WEBINAR REPLAY: Ask Coach Kim, April 2019

Running a nonprofit board effectively is a never-ending challenge. Just a few of your goals include: keeping board meetings interesting, managing new member orientation, and inspiring existing board members to greatness. Do you ever wish you could ask an expert for advice? Coach Kim is here to help.

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Here are a few of the questions she answered in this webinar:

Question 1 at 1:45
Kate asks:

“As a very small nonprofit (<$10k annually) what are some effective ways to cultivate and ask a stakeholder to serve on your board?”

Question 2 at 3:55
Wendy asks:

(paraphrased) “I am a director of a foundation formed solely to raise private funds for a public school athletic field complex. Many of our board members are school officials and district parents. I am concerned about conflict of interest, and have been advised to remove some of these members. My question is how?”

Question 3 at 7:30
Joseph asks:

“Do you have a recommended strategy or process for initiating and conducting a ‘capital campaign’?”

Question 4 at 9:50
Kathleen asks:

“How do you decide appropriate number of board members for an NGO?”

Question 5 at 12:30
Evelyne asks:

“Should I make my board sign a contract? If yes, what should be included?”

Question 6 at 16:25
Jane asks:

“How to encourage board members to embrace change in an organization. Ex.: we need to focus more on fundraising, & to recognize sponsors for our various events. But committee chairs don’t want sponsor names shown at their events. Some of these are held at private citizen’s homes, in recognition of their rehabilitation efforts.”

Question 7 at 21:20
Sophia asks:(paraphrased)

“Is it common for board members to be asked to volunteer for every fundraising event like serving beer at a festival, setting up & cleaning up for a party? Not sure if I am a board member or looked at as a volunteer. I have more to offer than just physical labor but I feel like this is what the non-profit expects.”

Question 8 at 24:10
Laura asks:

“How do you get volunteer board members to follow best practices, or to commit more….to events?”

Question 9 at 28:15
Kemi asks:

“Should there be a initial (board) meeting before you become a 501c3?”

Question 10 at 31:22
Jessica asks:

“Share best practices for nominating committee and keeping integrity in that process.”

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Ask Coach Kim

Thank you again for joining us for this informative webinar about board governance. Do you have more questions about how to keep meetings interesting, what to do about problem board members, or what documents to keep handy for board meetings? Send a message to Coach Kim to get an answer.

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