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Social Innovations

Strategies for Collective Leadership: Tapping Into Your Board

2 of 2 This webinar is the second in a two-part series, Strategies for Collective Leadership Series

This webinar will explore:

  • The pitfalls of board development, including the risks that come with creating a friends-and-family board
  • How to recruit top talent to join your board
  • How to set expectations for board leaders and how to create a culture of accountability on your board
  • How to shift from a friends-and-family board to a governance board structure
  • A case study of an organization in which the relationship between a board chair and an executive director propelled significant growth

New research shows that the fastest-growing nonprofit organizations maximize board talent both by appointing highly engaged board leaders with valuable connections and expertise and by regularly and actively drawing on that expertise. Too often, nonprofit leaders describe building a relationship with their boards as a waste of time. They wish that their boards did more fundraising and feel that preparing for board meetings, attending committee gatherings, and meeting one-on-one with board members fail to yield significant payoffs. But in fact, working with board members presents an important opportunity for collective leadership.


  • Award-winning Social Entrepreneur, Author and Lecturer
  • Board Chair, New Teacher Center
  • CEO, New Teacher Center
  • Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Moderator
    Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review
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