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Are you a nonprofit leader looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness? This session will help you understand the significance of board orientations and their impact on board governance. Discover how
Are you a nonprofit leader looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness? This session will help you understand the significance of board orientations and their impact on board governance. Discover how a board orientation lays the groundwork for effective governance, fosters collaboration, and aligns board members with the organization’s mission and values.
Participants will learn practical strategies and tools for building an engaging board orientation tailored to your nonprofit’s unique needs. From discovering the essential documents and resources for board members to have as they join your board to establishing an orientation plan and timeline, this session will provide you with the time and support you need to start building an effective orientation for your board members.
- Participants will learn about the importance of board orientations and how they set the stage for effective board functioning.
- Participants will learn practical strategies and tools to design an engaging board orientation tailored to their nonprofit’s needs.
- Participants will explore best practices for creating a welcoming environment for new board members.
This session is ideal for: nonprofit directors, current board members, or others interested in learning more about this topic
Chad Zaucha is the President/CEO of YMCA of Muncie. He has over 19 years of experience in leadership at YMCAs across Indiana, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Alliance of YMCAs.
Ryan Groves is a licensed attorney with more than 10 years of experience, currently working as a Wealth Advisor with 1834. He earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and received his bachelor’s in microbiology from Indiana University. Passionate about serving others, Ryan has been a professor at Ball State University’s Miller College of Business for nearly a decade. As a lawyer and professor, Ryan is considered a noteworthy leader among his clients and students. A life-long learner, he has multiple professional memberships in various bar associations. He is also the Chairman of the Board for Hillcroft Services, Inc. where he previously served as director for seven years. Ryan was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, and currently resides in Yorktown.
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 11:30 am
In this dynamic session, participants be guided through the essential steps of volunteer recruitment, helping you develop a strategic plan to identify your organization’s volunteer needs and how to recruit
In this dynamic session, participants be guided through the essential steps of volunteer recruitment, helping you develop a strategic plan to identify your organization’s volunteer needs and how to recruit them. You’ll learn best practices for attracting the right volunteers, aligning their skills and passions with your mission. You’ll learn how to craft compelling volunteer opportunities that resonate with potential volunteers and motivate them to join your cause. By the end of the workshop, participants will possess the knowledge and tools to build a cohesive and passionate volunteer team that aligns with their organization’s mission.
- How to create your own Volunteer Recruitment Plan.
- Where to find the best volunteers for your agency or organization.
- What strategies are necessary to retain those volunteers and make them ambassadors for your agency or organization.
This session is ideal for: program managers, volunteer coordinators, executive directors, development and fundraising staff; really anyone who works with or wishes to work with volunteers.
Bekah Clawson was born and raised in Hickory, N.C. She went to college in N.C. and Graduate School in Kentucky. She also has a certificate of Non-Profit Management from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
Bekah worked in church music ministry for 20 years before changing careers to Non-Profit Management. Since entering the non-profit field, Bekah has worked as a Development and Fundraising Professional, Volunteer Coordinator, Program Manager, Case Manager, Executive Director and now CEO.
Bekah is a visionary, collaborator and strategic community advocate. As the CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank in Muncie, she leads 29 staff and more than 4000 yearly volunteers in an eight-county region who all work toward helping to alleviate Food and Resource Insecurity every day.
Now in its 40th year of existence, Second Harvest distributes what would equate to more than 7 million meals with an economic impact of almost 17 million dollars annually across the service area. Second Harvest works with 185 partner agencies and organizations to distribute food and resources and help meet the needs of under-resourced and food-insecure neighbors struggling to make ends meet.
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am