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Effective, Motivated
Board Governance:
Accountability to the Community

The ASU Lodestar Center is committed to helping develop knowledgeable and well-prepared boards and board members. The Center proposes to accomplish this task by:

  • Contact the Center today to begin your Board Governance Training!

    Arizona State University
    Mail code 4120
    411 N. Central Ave, Suite 500
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-0691

    (602) 496-0500 MAIN
    (602) 496-0952 FAX

    Augmenting the knowledge of those already engaged in board service
  • Creating a talent pool of knowledgeable individuals who are interested in serving and representing various social and ethnic communities through board membership and service.

Developing organizational capacity lies at the core of the Center's mission. The Center recognizes that board governance is key to a nonprofit organization's ability to develop its capacity and achieve its mission.

The Center recognizes that by strengthening the knowledge and skills of individual board members and whole boards alike, it is contributing to the strengthening of the collective nonprofit sector and the organizations that comprise it.

Project Modules

The Center's board governance training will be focused around 10 powerful project modules, which include:

  • Board Imperatives: Philosophical, ethical and legal issues; effectiveness
  • Board-Staff Relationships: Executive Director/CEO-Chair dynamics and role definitions
  • Board Organization: Committees & Task Forces; organizing for action
  • Board Development: Recruiting and maintaining involved board members
  • Strategic Planning: The future of the organization; community impact
  • Financial Management: Understanding financials and budgeting responsibilities
  • Resource Development: Diverse income streams, fundraising leadership
  • Advocacy-Lobbying: The Board's role in policy on government relations
  • Community Liaison: Communication to and from the community
  • The Ever-Changing Scene: Understanding external pressures & regulatory issues

This Training consists of a full-day presentation which covers all ten of the project modules. Additionally, there are alternative delivery formats available. The material can be customized and each respective module can be addressed in greater specificity in a seminar fashion.

This board governance training is geared to several specific markets. For example, this training will serve:

  • boards of directors
  • chief executive officers
  • potential board volunteers
  • corporations
  • small businesses
  • civic organizations
  • other groups that would like to have their employees and/or members trained to be effective community leaders through service as board members.

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