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SVSJ Not-for-Profit Group: Building an Effective Board

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Course Description

Learn the nine key steps to finding, recruiting, and engaging nonprofit board members Jennifer Simmons has over 20 years experience in the public, high tech and non-profits sectors. Jennifer is the Executive Director at the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN). CENs goal is to foster highly effective leaders and vibrant nonprofits in Silicon Valley. Jennifer is a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer and develops and leads most of CENs offerings.Prior to joining CEN, Jennifer worked with Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley as their Executive Director and in 2012 she led the organization through a strategic merger. Prior to joining Habitat, Jennifer worked at Infineon Technologies and for local County and State elected officials. Jennifer is a 2010 graduate of CENs Leadership Institute and in 2012, she was named one of the "100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley" by the San Jose Business Journal. Jennifers community involvement includes membership in the San Jose Downtown Rotary Club where she is very involved in the Enterprise Leadership Program that trains high school juniors business planning skills. Jennifer holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Santa Cruz in Political Science. No Agenda or Materials posted.

Learning Objectives

Learn the nine key steps to finding, recruiting, and engaging nonprofit board members Gain ideas and resources for improving the composition and effectiveness of your board Understand who you need on the board and how to find them (including LinkedIn and other recruiting tools) Leave with templates to board agreements and work plans to transform your board into a strategic asset Starting with your mission, identify and create a recruitment plan for getting the right people on your board How to set expectations from your first conversations with board candidates on their role so that they can be the most effect board members

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Learning Format 1.0 Hours
Webcast / Webinar

Credit Type(s)
Business Mgmt & Org

Knowledge Level
Basic