Get on Board

Events

The unique challenges of our current reality have caused nonprofit organizations to regroup, adapt, and pivot. Nothing about this time has been business as usual.  So, we are adapting Get on Board again this year in order to keep everyone safe and healthy, and to better meet the needs of your organization.

Instead of our usual one-day event that brings together hundreds of people in one space, we are providing skill development workshops throughout the month of June. Some will be focused on supporting organizations and others will focus on individuals wanting to serve in volunteer leadership roles.

 

 

THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR!

 

THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM PARTNERS

 

 

Are you looking for board membership opportunities or ways to get involved through volunteerism? Check out our 2021 Get On Board Nonprofit Guide.

 

FOR ORGANIZATIONS WANTING TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GET ON BOARD 2022 NONPROFIT GUIDE

If your organization would like to be included in next year’s guide, please contact Rebecca Hutton at rhutton@leadershipindianapolis.com

 

 

GET ON BOARD 2021 WORKSHOPS

OUR GET ON BOARD 2021 WORKSHOPS HAVE CONCLUDED. STAY TUNED TO OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR OTHER EVENTS.

Know Your Why

Date: May 25, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

There are many pressing community issues and organizations in need of committed volunteer leaders. It can be difficult figuring out how to get involved, where to get involved, and how to best utilize your skills. One important step is figuring out your Why – the thing that motivates you and gives a sense of purpose to your community engagement.

 

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Conduct an inventory of your personal values, skills, and passions
  • Reflect on the impact you want to make in the community
  • Begin developing a plan for putting your Why into action

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Anyone who is trying to figure out how to best utilize their skills to serve the community
  • Anyone who is feeling exhausted or burnt out, and wants to reflect on what keeps them going as they serve their community
  • Anyone who wants to build more intentionality around where, how, and why they get involved in the community

Board Basics

Date: June 1, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

 

Nonprofit boards can be a little intimidating if you’ve never served on one before. During this interactive workshop we’ll talk through some board basics to help you better understand what is expected of board members and what board members should expect of the organizations they serve.

In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Learn about different kind of nonprofit boards
  • Learn about the responsibilities and expectations of board members
  • Learn questions you should ask before joining a board

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Anyone who is considering whether serving on a nonprofit board is a way they want to serve the community
  • Anyone who is interested in serving on a nonprofit board
  • Anyone who might be asked by their employer to serve on a nonprofit board

Robert’s Rules of Order

Date: June 8, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

Many nonprofits boards use Robert’s Rules of Order as a guide to parliamentary procedure. During this interactive workshop, we’ll go over some of the basics to help you feel better prepared walking into a committee or board meeting. This workshop will be presented by Ann Macfarlane of Jurassic Parliament.

 

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Learn how Robert’s Rules of Order are often used in nonprofit meetings
  • Gain confidence in your knowledge of the common procedures used in meetings

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Anyone who serves on a nonprofit board or is interested in serving on a nonprofit board
  • Anyone who would like to have a better understanding of Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Anyone who like a refresher on common meeting procedures

Board Matrix

Date: June 15, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

Many organizations are making increasing diversity on the board level a priority. A Board Matrix can be a tool for building intentionality, action plans, and internal accountability for those efforts.

 

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use a board matrix to establish and track progress on board diversity goals
  • Identify gaps in representation at the board level
  • Begin developing a plan for addressing gaps in representation at the board level

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Executive Directors and CEOs
  • Board chairs
  • Board members, especially those who serve or plan to serve on a governance committee

Stakeholder Analysis

Date: June 29, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

Nonprofit organizations have several stakeholders including board members, staff members, volunteers, community members, and funders. During this interactive workshop, we’ll share some tools and strategies for managing stakeholders in order to strengthen the work of your organization.

 

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn about tools used to identify stakeholder groups and their impact on your work
  • Learn strategies for managing various stakeholders
  • Begin developing a stakeholder map for your organization or project

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Anyone who is managing organizations, projects, or events
  • Anyone who wants to develop more intentionality around how they are managing relationships
  • Anyone who wants to better understand, grow, or refresh their stakeholder management system

 

Board Recruitment and Retainment 

Date: July 6, 2021

Time: 12-1:00 PM

Location: Virtual

Cost: $10

 

In the age of increased diversity efforts – many organizations are taking a deeper look at the makeup of their boards. Recruitment efforts can be fruitful if done in an intentional manner that not only welcomes new voices but makes a way for them to stay engaged long-term. This workshop will be presented by Kristen Lampkin of HR Guru.

 

In this interactive workshop you will:

  • Learn effective relationship building techniques for the purpose of recruiting members
  • Recognize the benefits of creating an inclusive work environment
  • Begin mapping out a strategy for recruiting and retaining new members

 

Who should participate in this workshop:

  • Board Chairs
  • Executive Directors and CEOs
  • Board members
  • Anyone who works in DEI efforts

 

If you have any questions about Get on Board, please contact Ebony Chappel at echappel@leadershipindianapolis.com