Dodge’s Board Leadership Training Series, designed for executive leaders and board members of Dodge grantee organizations, is a comprehensive step-by-step program to build a stronger and more effective Board of Directors for your organization. We have teamed up with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's Business School to present a FREE comprehensive training series that has three components:
- Foundational Overview: Attend three mandatory full-day workshops: Getting Started: Lifecycles, Assessment and Building a Culture for Effective Change; The Board Bootcamp; and Where Do We Go From Here: Turning Learning Into Action
- Drilling Down: Attend a minimum of three drilling down workshops on the most pressing Board development subjects: A Strategic Approach to Strategic Planning; Optimizing the Board/Executive Director Relationship; Board Financial Management: Telling Your Story Through Numbers; The Board's Role in Fundraising; and Recruiting and Retaining Effective Board Members
- Institutionalize The Learning: An opportunity to: Receive JUST IN TIME mentoring; and apply for a matching grant to implement board-driven action
View the full schedule, download the printable brochure, and register here.
Improve Your Communications and Expand Your Reach!
Getting attention in today’s world can be challenging. It’s no longer enough to rely solely on traditional media or grassroots engagement to get a story out to the public and garner support. With so many concerned people and new forms of media, the time is right for making the most of communications to catch attention and inspire action!
The Public Image Works Series
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will team up again with Social Impact Studios to present the Public Image Works series in 2015. Public Image Works combines the best of marketing principles and organizing practices to call attention to important issues and to mobilize action for success. This 5-part participatory series for executive directors, marketing, communications and/or development staff helps you dig into your organization’s identity, develop vibrant promotional plans – including social media – and make the most of your valued relationships to achieve your goals.
Stay tuned for details in January for our spring 2015 brochure.
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We kicked off another year of the Dodge Board Leadership series last week with a workshop on assessment. I was struck, as always, by the challenge of nonprofit accountability in the age of “outcomes measurement.” David Grant Everybody wants numbers, but the outcomes and impacts of our work that matter most to us do not always lend themselves to quantification. What do we do? I think w...Read More