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Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Working with Your Board and Committees

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
In-person | Cleveland, OH


Well done!  You are now the leader of a nonprofit organization!

You're passionate, dedicated and excited to make your mark on the organization; however, you cannot do this alone and your Board of Directors are a key partner in moving the organization to its next level.

In 2011, a study of 3,000 nonprofit executive directors conducted by the Meyer Foundation and CompassPoint found nearly a third of them were very unsatisfied or only a little satisfied with their Board.  And of the other respondents, 48% were only somewhat satisfied.

Within your first year, your ability to effectively engage and manage your Board of Directors will be one of the most important aspects of your job, if not, THE most important aspect of your job.  They are your boss, but you need them to be effective to achieve success.

Setting the right tone and developing a balance allowing you to work and productively collaborate with the board is the only pathway to success, for both you and the organization.

How do you work with them effectively?

 Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors for the key session of this new leadership series, Conversations, and learn how to effectively work with your Board.  This webinar will provide you with the 10 tips to help guide your Board to a planning process, developing the skills of your members, developing committees, and how to facilitate your Board and committee meetings.

Sign up here for the entire Leadership Conversations Series.

Registration is limited.  Please call 216-861-1933 x322 or email if you have any questions.

About the Presenters: 


Allison Motz, M.P.A., President & Owner of Ascend Advisors is an innovative, strategic thinker with over 18 years of executive management experience creating solutions and strategies moving organizations to their highest potential. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

After completing 10 years in the non-profit and government sectors, she left to pursue a consulting practice with a goal of strengthening organizations that strengthen lives and communities. Her focus is customized to the needs of her clients and supporting their efforts to further their strategic visions. She seeks clients willing to work in partnership and welcomes organizations facing complex challenges. She thrives in work that requires strategic and tactical problem-solving. She can see the “big picture” and translate the picture into an operational plan for implementation. She has experience managing staff and support consultants and the ability to build relationships to enhance project goals. She is seeking opportunities with for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Allison has facilitated business and non-profit collaborations to address youth and workforce development challenges with shared solutions.  She worked with healthcare systems to develop the Northeast Ohio Health, Science, and Innovation Coalition, an unprecedented partnership of regional health systems (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Summa Health System, The MetroHealth System, Southwest General Health Center, EMH Health System, and the Louis V. Stokes Medical Center) working towards mutual workforce pipeline solutions.


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