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Enhance the Board Member Lifecycle — Experiences create impact!


Board Member Lifecycle | Webinar | Hight Performance Group


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    Explore the Board Member Lifecycle to prepare new Board members for successful leadership.

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    Create pathways for effective, continuing Board leadership.

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    Leverage past presidents, chairs, and Board members as a powerful resource for years to come.

Dive into the Board Member Lifecycle with Cathi Hight and guest speaker Mike Gellman as we realize how to maximize your Board’s contribution to your organization.

When it comes to looking at your Board’s contribution:

    • What is the Board Member Lifecycle and how can we influence the outcomes?
    • Why does the first year of Board service set the stage for the term?
    • How can we get more out of our Board members and help them to continue their Board service?

Does Board Service Ignite Passion, Leadership, and Impact?

Serving on a nonprofit Board of Directors can be a rewarding and often life-changing experience for members. Directors have a seat at the table to address challenges, launch initiatives, and guide the organization’s future. At the beginning of a new term, every director wants to be effective in the role and have good experiences on the Board. The journey to lead requires forethought and a roadmap to success.

The first year of Board service will set the stage for the remainder of the term. You can help directors be more effective, experience meaningful engagement, and deliver lasting impact on your organization. Explore how you can help new directors develop leadership experiences to drive engagement beyond terms of service and help new Board members find ways to continue their Board service as officers or to serve as a director for additional eligible terms.

Attend the live webinar to ask questions and interact with other membership professionals. We will conclude with a discussion how to engage past presidents and keep them in the fold helping to better the organization and advance mission. Take these insights back to your organization for a better Board experience for all!

Are you ready to implement a new approach to Board leadership?

Guest Speaker: Mike Gellman, Nonprofit Strategist

A. Michael Gellman, CPA, CGMA, is an independent Fiscal and Financial Strategist for Nonprofit Organizations and a co-founding principal partner for Fiscal Strategies 4 Nonprofits, LLC and co-founder for Sustainability Education 4 Nonprofits an open access source of fiscal, financial, legal and governance information for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Gellman’s primary focus is helping legacy nonprofit organizations and new organizations build and achieve a sustainable and financially healthy future.

Mr. Gellman was a former 20-year Shareholder for Rubino & Company, Chartered, CPA’s and Consultants. Mr. Gellman has more than 35 years’ experience in nonprofit fiscal, financial and accounting systems working as a chief financial, fiscal and management consultant where he has focused on specialized management and advisory services for trade and professional associations, public charities, and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations). Mr. Gellman has also developed comprehensive budget and projection-based reporting systems in support of senior management and organizational leadership.

Mr. Gellman has been designing strategies and teaching budget and projection-based systems and fiscal and financial management systems for over 30 years. He has conducted numerous seminars and has written articles on budgeting, operating reserves and cash management guidelines, financial management, fiscal sustainability, leading economic indicators for nonprofits, and the impact on governance and transparency and accountability. Mr. Gellman has presented to American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Greater Washington Society of CPA’s (GWSCPA’s), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Center for Nonprofit Advancement (CNA) and numerous nationally recognized nonprofit organizations. Mr. Gellman teaches at Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and the McDonough School of Business. He teaches courses and has made presentations for DC Pro Bono Bar, Mayor’s Office District of Columbia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management (IOM), various United Way Agencies, Volunteers of America, National Urban League, Nonprofit Legal, Finance and Grants Conference, United States Conference on Aids, various state CPA societies and many other nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Gellman has served as Chair of Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Not-For-Profit Committee and Chair of the Annual Not-For-Profit Organizations Symposium and is a Past President of the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s. He has also served on the Finance & Administration Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives and is serving on various nonprofit boards including B’nai B’rith International as the current Treasurer and the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s as President Emeritus.

A Promoter of “Good Change”

Cathi Hight, is President of Hight Performance Group, an organizational development firm that helps develop healthy organizations to manage constant change, enhance customer loyalty and “work smarter, not harder.” She has over 25 years of experience in performance improvement, strategic planning, board development, and membership development.

As a certified Wiley Workplace Solutions Partner and Kaizen consultant, Cathi works with organizations to develop high performing teams, effective leaders, customer-centric practices, and productive work environments. She is a certified Motorola University instructor for continuous improvement and Wiley Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes, and improving customer experiences which bring about “good change” for internal and external customers.

Cathi is recognized nationally for her work with associations and is the author of The Member Retention Kit and A New Approach to Tiered Membership, and developer of the Work Smarter, Not Harder program. Hight Performance Group offers resources to help organizations attract, engage, and retain members. Cathi helps organizations stay relevant, effectively communicate the value of membership, and increase their bottom line.

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