Executive Women in Nonprofits: Best Practices for Board, Committee, Member Onboarding & Board Evalua

When:  Nov 12, 2021 from 09:00 to 10:00 (ET)
Friday, November 12, 2021
9 - 10 AM

Stay on from 10:00 – 10:30 for ‘Zoom-Share’

30 minutes sharing contacts, ideas & solutions with your peers 


Often relegated to a rushed session before a board or committee meeting, a quick conversation after a meeting or called something like board orientation, you may miss out on what can be billed as a ‘strategic introduction’ and a vital process for leaders and potential leaders to discover your organization—how it works and how the board, committees and members help accomplish an organization’s mission while enjoying a positive experience. The best way to make the case for board improvement is to conduct periodic board self-assessments to identify your board’s strengths and areas in need of improvement. Board self-assessment enables the board to hold itself, its members, and its processes accountable, to identify gaps between current performance and expected or hoped-for performance, and chart a course of improvement, refinement, and/or further progress. Together we will look at tools you can use.

About Our Facilitator:

Linda Ferm, CAE, is a consultant to nonprofit/association boards and executive leadership—specializing in innovation, strategic/business planning & implementation, governance advancement, board development & training, meeting facilitation, volunteer engagement, communications strategies, and interim executive management.

Linda applies best practices to mission delivery, governance, roles and responsibilities, and envisioning/mapping an organization’s immediate future. She brings to organizations resources for growth, operations, committee & volunteer structure, and leadership development. In strategic planning, she is developing new models for planning in times of crisis and rebuild. Since she began consulting in 1996, she has worked with more than 90 organizations and more than 40 boards including trade associations, professional societies, charitable nonprofits, arts organizations, private foundations, and NGOs—international, national, regional, state and local­­. She is frequently called upon to speak with boards about board responsibilities, the role of a board, governance, strategic planning and other key organizational issues. She is a trusted one-on-one advisor to nonprofit CEOs and executive directors, a past executive director, and a former board member of ASAE and NYSAE.

Zoom-share: Attendees are encouraged to stay in the Zoom room after the program concludes for half an hour of ideas and solutions sharing.

 November 12, 2021
Time: 9 - 10 AM
Price: NYSAE Members: FREE | Guests: $20
Location: Zoom
CAE Credits Available: 1 hour 

NYSAE’s Executive Women in Nonprofits Engagement Group serves as a gathering place for women leaders from the metro NY association and not-for-profit communities to convene and engage in an interactive discussion with like-minded peers. We enjoy meeting with other dynamic women, building relationships, testing new ideas, and receiving feedback. Together we face the challenges of managing our high-level careers. Attendees always have the opportunity to share current challenges and obtain practical guidance from multiple perspectives.

*Eligibility to attend:
Open to chief executives of philanthropic organizations, professional societies or trade associations (i.e., full time CEO, COO, executive director, vice president). Participation is free as a membership benefit of NYSAE.