Board Development 2018-10-05T18:45:46+00:00

Transform Your Board into a Fundraising Machine

Coaching, training, and resources for building an engaged and active board that shares your passion and funds your next big vision.
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Become the Board Whisperer

Isn’t it time you had a Board that can help you raise money instead of standing in the way of your nonprofit’s next big thing?

Build Your Board

Learn how to find and coach a Board that understands its roles and responsibilities and is willing to say “yes” by stepping into giving.

Engage & Activate

Get more help. Run efficient and effective meetings that your Board wants to attend. Help your Board understand what you do and where you’re going.

Re-ignite Giving

Inspire a Board full of passionate ambassadors who re-commit to giving and sharing the values and story of your nonprofit with the community.

Time to Fix a “Broken” Board?

You’ve got big plans, right? In fact, you’ve got a much bigger vision for your nonprofit than where it is now. And you’re ready to go…it’s time to add staff, eliminate a waiting list, add or expand a program…maybe even kick-off a capital campaign.

But, if you’re like many nonprofits, the Board you have now is holding you back. I’m guessing it feels pretty overwhelming and stressful to feel like you’re the only one in charge, always dragging your Board along for the ride.

You’re the one recruiting new members. You’re the one putting together a strategic plan (because your Board doesn’t even know enough about what the organization does, or what they’re supposed to do, so all they say is “whatever you think is fine”).

Everything is Not Fine. But it is Fixable.

Think you’re the only one with Board problems? Not at all. In fact, in my experience, most Boards experience some common problems that can be fixed pretty easily — once you all get on the same page and head in the right direction.

And the best part? When you get your Board doing the right things and re-committed to giving, your Board can be your biggest asset, helping you with time, resources and funding.

From “that Board” to “THAT Board!”

Learn how to teach your Board everything they need to know to become a rock-solid, make-it-happen, #boardenvy kind of Board.

  • Energize & Motivate
    A Board full of rockstars who understand what their job is (and DO IT!)”

  • Love Your Board Again
    Create a group of Ambassadors who are out in the community spreading the word about your nonprofit.

  • Raise Bigger Money
    Have confidence that your Board WILL step up to help out with fundraising

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Board Transformations

See what happens when you take it to the next level…

Tammy K. Johnson, Executive Director
, Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland, TN

“Sandy’s Board Magic workshop was a great way to start the new year!

It was a real eye-opener for many of our board members, and even the most experienced members learned new things. Everyone agreed it was four hours well spent.

We are now using a consent agenda for our board meetings, which gives us to more time to discuss the clinic’s future. We formed a governance committee, and that committee is working on goals and an evaluation process for our board. And we have other plans in the works — all thanks to Sandy and her workshop.”

Teresa Brittain, Former Executive Director
, Free Medical Clinic, Oak Ridge, TN

“I love working with Sandy and so does my Board!

Whether she’s facilitating a strategic planning session with a small group of volunteers and staff or energizing a crowd of 200 as a conference keynote speaker, Sandy connects with her audience! It’s why we keep asking her to come back. She instantly assesses our needs and takes us down a growth path, so that afterwards, the entire group leaves with clarity and direction.

Sandy and her team bring experience, expertise, and the kinds of creative ideas that helped us discover our hidden issues and opportunities.”

Tony Gibbons, Executive Director
, Loudon County Habitat for Humanity, Lenoir City, TN

Great Boards Don’t ‘Just Happen’

No matter what shape your Board is in, we’ve got a training program for you. Turn your ‘just meh Board’ into a powerhouse fundraising team.

Create a Fundraising Board

Want a Board that buys in to your annual fundraising plan, helps more, makes big donations, and connects you with people most likely to give?

Make your Board dreams a reality. Join me for the How to Create a Fundraising Board eCourse, a 4-week, self-guided training program delivered right to your inbox.

It includes a comprehensive class guide with weekly modules, tons of resource links, special BONUSES and everything you need to turn your bored or boring Board into a fundraising machine.

  • Change the culture of your Board. Get your Board asking, thanking & stewarding.
  • Learn on your own time. Download the course materials and use them over and over whenever you need a refresher.
  • Have your whole team join in! Your registration covers anyone in your entire organization.

JUST $87

Buy Ecourse

Create a Fundraising Board

Want a Board that buys in to your annual fundraising plan, helps more, makes big donations, and connects you with people most likely to give?

Make your Board dreams a reality. Join me for the How to Create a Fundraising Board eCourse, a 4-week, self-guided training program delivered right to your inbox.

It includes a comprehensive class guide with weekly modules, tons of resource links, special BONUSES and everything you need to turn your bored or boring Board into a fundraising machine.

  • Change the culture of your Board. Get your Board asking, thanking & stewarding.
  • Learn on your own time. Download the course materials and use them over and over whenever you need a refresher.
  • Have your whole team join in! Your registration covers anyone in your entire organization.

JUST $87

Buy Ecourse

Board Training in a Box

Need to bring your Board members up-to-speed on their basic roles and responsibilities? Not sure what to do first or how to get them some help?

Fix your Board problems with this do-it-yourself training kit that teaches your entire Board EVERYTHING they need to know to become the fundraising rock stars you know they can be.

It’s the perfect, all-in-one kit for small nonprofits that can’t afford the time or money for private, one-day training — OR — have problems that need to be fixed FAST!

  • Learn how to find, recruit and KEEP great new Board Members.
  • How to get Board members to learn to read financial statements (even when they think “math is hard”).
  • Run more effective, efficient (and FUN) Board meetings.
  • Teach your Board how good fundraising works and how they can help you change more lives.

You get 2 hour-long DVDs, a Facilitator’s Guide, 10 Participant Guides, fidget toys and candy. Just add water and you’re ready for a retreat!

JUST $697 for the entire training kit!

Buy Now

Board Training in a Box

Need to bring your Board members up-to-speed on their basic roles and responsibilities? Not sure what to do first or how to get them some help?

Fix your Board problems with this do-it-yourself training kit that teaches your entire Board EVERYTHING they need to know to become the fundraising rock stars you know they can be.

It’s the perfect, all-in-one kit for small nonprofits that can’t afford the time or money for private, one-day training — OR — have problems that need to be fixed FAST!

  • Learn how to find, recruit and KEEP great new Board Members.
  • How to get Board members to learn to read financial statements (even when they think “math is hard”).
  • Run more effective, efficient (and FUN) Board meetings.
  • Teach your Board how good fundraising works and how they can help you change more lives.

You get 2 hour-long DVDs, a Facilitator’s Guide, 10 Participant Guides, fidget toys and candy. Just add water and you’re ready for a retreat!

JUST $697 for the entire training kit!

Buy Now

Board Magic Workshop

What’s your biggest Board problem? Fundraising? Attendance? People not sure what they’re supposed to do? You had such high hopes for your Board. They’re good people, but they just haven’t been trained to carry the vision.

If you want to build a leadership Board that spreads the word about your nonprofit to help you raise money, but it’s just not happening fast enough, the Board Magic Workshop might be for you.

It’s a fun and inspiring ½-day workshop, where I use hands-on activities and games to get you and your Board unstuck by breaking down basic concepts that help create clarity, so everyone understands how fundraising works and how they can help.

Help your Board understand the steps they need to take to move your organization to the next level. They’ll come away excited, charged up and ready to take action!

We’ll cover topics like:

  • Basic Board responsibilities
  • Recruitment
  • Self-governance and enforcement of by-laws
  • Financial management
  • Ethical and legal liability
  • Managing staff
  • Becoming an Ambassador for the organization
  • Fundraising and PR
Let’s Talk
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Board Magic Workshop

What’s your biggest Board problem? Fundraising? Attendance? People not sure what they’re supposed to do? You had such high hopes for your Board. They’re good people, but they just haven’t been trained to carry the vision.

If you want to build a leadership Board that spreads the word about your nonprofit to help you raise money, but it’s just not happening fast enough, the Board Magic Workshop might be for you.

It’s a fun and inspiring ½-day workshop, where I use hands-on activities and games to get you and your Board unstuck by breaking down basic concepts that help create clarity, so everyone understands how fundraising works and how they can help.

Help your Board understand the steps they need to take to move your organization to the next level. They’ll come away excited, charged up and ready to take action!

We’ll cover topics like:

  • Basic Board responsibilities
  • Recruitment
  • Self-governance and enforcement of by-laws
  • Financial management
  • Ethical and legal liability
  • Managing staff
  • Becoming an Ambassador for the organization
  • Fundraising and PR
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