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Finding the Board You Want, Keeping the Board You Need

  • 10/11/2016
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Delaney House, 1 Country Club Road (Route 5) Holyoke, MA


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Finding the Board You Want, Keeping the Board You Need

Jeff LaValley
Principal & Creative Director, Flourish Consulting

About the Topic:
Building the perfect board is never easy. Finding the Board you want is perhaps the most important thing to consider when establishing a nonprofit. Keeping the board you need? That’s entirely another question. How do you identify the good candidates while weeding out those whose skillset may not match the needs of the organization? How do you keep the pipeline of volunteers filled to ensure the future of the organization? Is there ever a time to “fire” a Board Member? How do you transition “seat holders?” How you answer these questions could determine the current and future health of your organization.

About the Speaker:
Jeff is a team-player possessing more than 20 years of experience in higher education and the non-profit healthcare sectors. He is accomplished in public relations, marketing, program planning, annual and major gifts fundraising strategy and implementation.  He has demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, writing and editing, publication management, budget preparation and oversight, presentation and public speaking, as well as staff and volunteer management. His other proven skills include: board development; small and large special fundraising event management; strategic planning; web site development and social media; and, sequential annual fund campaigns.

Jeff was born and raised in Westfield, MA and attended Westfield Public Schools and currently lives in Springfield. In addition to serving as Immediate Past Chair for Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trial, Jeff is Chair-Elect for Westfield Museum Inc. He is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Westfield and a past participant in the Westfield Police Department Citizens Police Academy. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys volunteering for his alma mater, Keene State College, where he serves as Class Secretary and Class Agent; traveling, genealogy, and from time to time, a good biography.

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