HERO of Washtenaw Board Development Project. Community Consulting Club December 7, 2001. Zach Browder Matt Collett David Lowy Kristin Schleicher. Agenda. HERO today: Strengths and Challenges. Challenges Community Awareness Donor development Volunteers Board involvement
Community Consulting Club
December 7, 2001
Vision for HERO
HERO needs to build a new board to:
One of the below
Finance & Dvlpmt.Committee Chair
Community Relations Committee Chair
Human Resources Committee Chair
Program Committee Chair
Or have an accountanton finance committee
Commitment and Passion are critical if board members are to have an impact.
HERO should utilize an advisory board to take advantage of these benefits:
A strong board president is needed to ensure the effectiveness of new board members.
Responsibilities of President:
Current board members need to be active as well to ensure smooth transition of new board into HERO
Attracting and Retaining Board Members
Why do individuals join Nonprofit Boards?
Why Join HERO’s Board of Directors?
The aggressive promotion of HERO will build credibility, public recognition, and enthusiasm for HERO’s work thus enabling HERO to increase its base of Board members, donors, and volunteers.
Ways to reach community:
Note: Compile Excel database of contacts for use in future recruiting and networking efforts
Well informed board members will likely be more effective board members.
Each board member has the following commitments:
Key flaws that can lead to failure:
To avoid retreat failure: