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Learn the Keys to a High Performing Board and Transformative Volunteer Leadership Experience

Join 3 jam-packed days how to make an impact as a volunteer or board director...all from the comfort of your home remote office.

JOIN THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT AND HELP US SUPPORT
STRONG BOARD LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES FOR STRONG NONPROFITS

Make a Mark, Leave a Legacy, Make an Impact as a Leader!

By Joining this Summit You Become a founding member of a movement where you’ll experience a personally transformative opportunity to learn and network with like-minded professionals and change makers.

Are you making the impact you want to make?

Making an impact is a huge deal. It’s one of the most important reasons for why changemakers like yourself volunteer their leadership skills on nonprofit boards.

In nonprofits and associations everywhere, impact comes in the form of ACTing - Attract your ideal candidates to the board (and keeping them), Collaborate with them to create the perfect board culture that permeates into the mission itself, and Transforming the lives and experiences of board members into seeing progress so that they see themselves being part of something bigger than themselves. 

All of this is simple:

Understand board roles and governance
Getting the right people on the board with the right motivations
Clearly knowing if progress on the mission is happening

The big questions for you are...

Do you want to make the biggest impact possible? 

Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself?

Are you committed to playing full out?

SPEAKERS FEATURED IN

Why Attend the Summit

Awesome! Here’s what you’re going to learn:

* How you can inspire sustained results and consistent buy-in from all Board Members...
* Inspire action so everyone on the board sees an impact on your mission...
* Discover how other boards have maximized the talents and experiences of skilled professionals like yourself to make for a rewarding and fulfilling experience...
* You'll be able to propel a transformation in your community...
* You want to give back and make a difference with something bigger than yourself...

Heck, you may even get one smidgeon of an idea that moves your organization to the next level!

... and much, MUCH More!

Don't miss this exclusive professional conference where you can engage with the people who are really making things happen in the world and putting those ideas to work in your organization.

This is the MOST comprehensive virtual summit on the topic of how nonprofits can adapt that has ever been offered, or that you will ever attend! 

This Summit Is For...

  • Board members
  • ​Executive Directors and Presidents/ CEOs of:
  • Charitable organizations
  • ​Foundations
  • ​Nonprofits
  • ​Associations

Gain unique access to:  

Community 

Engage with fellow non profit, association and charitable board leaders from around the world

Content

Hear from world-class leaders with unique insights and new and experienced board members

Cause

Identify strategies to make a bigger difference even during uncertain times!

JOIN THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT AND HELP US SUPPORT
STRONG BOARD LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES FOR STRONG NONPROFITS

Stressed About Your Nonprofit's Board Situation in 2021?

After you register for the FREE summit , you’ll be given an amazing growth opportunity for your board like no other. A handful of our experts have generously devoted their time and knowledge to help you make an impact.

A Unique Event For Nonprofit Board Members

Unique material, handpicked speakers and nonprofit professionals sharing what's working for them, in the real world.

No fluff, just genuine value from authentic people.

Unique material, handpicked speakers and nonprofit professionals sharing what's working for them, in the real world.

No fluff, just genuine value from authentic people.

Completely online, the sessions are free to watch, from 
anywhere. We don't charge an admission fee unless you want to upgrade to premium pass-holders for more benefits.
 
 

Completely online, the sessions are free to watch, from anywhere. We don't charge an admission fee unless you want to upgrade to premium pass-holders for more benefits.
 
 

Margie Hanson, Los Angeles, 

Could not get enough of your summit...

“Thank you Liam for the hard work! You put together a great summit with fantastic speakers. Thanks to the speakers for giving so much to us.”

Olivia Goudou, Brand Builder

Could not get enough of your summit...

“I enjoyed listening to the roster of high calibre speakers and was amazed by their generosity sharing tips, tricks and secrets. And Liam, I also learned a...

Margie Hanson, Los Angeles, 

Could not get enough of your summit...

“Thank you Liam for the hard work! You put together a great summit with fantastic speakers. Thanks to the speakers for giving so much to us.”

Meet your summit host 

Mark Buzan

Host

Hi! I’m Mark Buzan and I have close to 2 decades of experience as a Director of Communications, Government Relations, Marketing, and Business Development as well as a consultant to nonprofits and associations. Ultimately these roles lead towards becoming an Executive Director, President and CEO of two national associations. 
 
Directing strategic plan initiatives, strategy and business operation plans, governance policies and annual budgets, I have surpassed organizational goals and optimized organizational effectiveness for nonprofits and associations everywhere. 

I have earned a solid reputation for the building, management and promotion of member programs to increase the bottom-line improving member services and benefits.
 
ABOUT US
We are a community, an alliance, and association of volunteer leaders who serve on the boards of nonprofits, associations, foundations, and charities. Members of our association are from all over the world and from a cross-section of many nonprofits, foundations, associations, and charitable boards.

DON'T JUST LISTEN TO US...

Incredible Feedback From Our Last Event

"Fred and Mark made it so easy to participate in the summit there, so organized to a really great job of setting everything up and our wonderful marketers of the event itself and really do a good job, letting the entire community know that it’s happening, and I would highly recommend that anybody who has a message that they want to get out to the entire nonprofit sector participate."

Greg Harrell-Edge
CoachArt’s Executive Director
 "I had a great experience working with Fred and Mark. They made the process very easy. I appreciated the goals that they had for the Survive and Thrive nonprofit summit on. It was a pleasure working with them."
 "I had a great experience working with Fred and Mark. They made the process very easy. I appreciated the goals that they had for the Survive and Thrive nonprofit summit on. It was a pleasure working with them."





Gregory Nielson
 CEO of Nielsen Training & Consulting
"Fred and Mark are great organizer’s, and now that they’ve gone virtual, they’re leveraging their expertise and skills to help other people to really empower the charitable nonprofit organization. I work with them any time, and I encourage you to consider getting involved."
"Fred and Mark are great organizer’s, and now that they’ve gone virtual, they’re leveraging their expertise and skills to help other people to really empower the charitable nonprofit organization. I work with them any time, and I encourage you to consider getting involved."




Jarrod Goldsmith
Small Business Communty Builder

WE HAND PICKED AND ASKED THE TOP IMPACT LEADERS IN NONPROFIT BOARD SO YOU COULD LEARN WHAT'S WORKING, RIGHT NOW AND BEYOND.

THE IMPACT LEADER SPEAKERS

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Sabrina Walker

Supporting World Hope, President & CEO

Mark A. Pfister

CEO & Chief Board Consultant

Daryl Upsall

FCIOF, President, Consulting & Recruitment

Kent Stroman

CFRE, is a Published Author

 Sheri Chaney Jones

Founder of Measurement Resources & SureImpact

Bob Kovacevich

Certificate Program Instructor & Management

Justin Wheeler

Founder and CEO at Funraise

Jane Garthson

Board member & Interim Executive Director

Alice Cochran

Nonprofit Consultant

David Doughty

Director of Executive Transitions Network,

Mary Hiland, Ph.D.

Nonprofit Leaders to Create a Paradigm Shift

Julie Garland McLellan

CEO, The Director’s Dilemma

 Special Keynote Speaker:
Margie Warrell

"Margie Warrell is on a mission to embolden people to lead more bravely and create a more courageous, equitable world."

Margie’s insights on courageous leadership have been shaped by her work background in Fortune 500 business, coaching and psychology along with her work with trailblazing leaders from Richard Branson to Bill Marriott and organizations such as Google, NASA and the United Nations Foundation. 

A PhD in the interplay of gender, power and leadership, Margie is an honoree of the Women’s Economic Forum and Ambassador for Women in Global Business who is a passionate advocate for the advancement of women in leadership. 


 Special Keynote Speaker:
Sherry Watson

Sherry Watson is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts in the world of nonprofit organizations. 

Sherry has nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, she has generated over $130 million in funding and she has led movements that changed policies at the local, state and national level that has impacted and improved the lives of millions.

 Sherry was instrumental in establishing a multi-million dollar Rehabilitation Center. This achievement led to an award presented by the Governor of New Mexico, the Jaycees “Outstanding Young Woman of the Year”. Sherry went on to co-found the New Mexico Head Injury Foundation and later became the President of the National Disability Organization in Washington, DC which led to the creation and development of the world sweeping legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Sherry’s nationally directed focus seeks to blur the lines between the public and private sectors creating dialog and establishing connections that will enable leaders and communities to work together to address the issues that weigh heavily on the nation.



OUR PAST SPEAKERS

What Makes Our Summit Different?

VIDEO INTERVIEWS


No boring talking heads here! We’re literally going behind-the-scenes into the experts’ homes or offices with “Bloomberg Business Style” video interviews. It will be an unscripted and off the hook experience that packs a ton of value & strategy at the same time. So these interviews add a new dimension that you don’t get anywhere else.

REAL CONVERSATIONS


This won’t be the same speakers you see everywhere, pitching the same crap, with the same ‘one-size-fits-all’ canned talk. We picked speakers from all different industries who follow the 6 principles and have incredible success. I’ll have candid, raw, and real conversations with real people, and you’ll get real tips you can use right away in your business and life.

BIG PURPOSE


Being a part of this summit means you get to be a part of something much bigger than you or I. You are supporting the growth of strong leadership in building strong nonprofits. By joining with us in this summit, you are supporting those who volunteer their leadership skills on nonprofit boards everywhere.

JOIN THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT AND HELP US SUPPORT
STRONG BOARD LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES FOR STRONG NONPROFITS

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

We're going to do something crazy... Even though this event costs you NOTHING, $0, Zilch, Nada unless you want to take advantage of our premium pass holders.

We will guarantee that.... WHEN you participate in all the summit sessions AND you do all of the worksheets, AND you implement what you learn over the following 3 months... IF you don't get anything out of it we will host a private VIP Day ($7,500) for you at no cost, that is how confident we are that what is being taught is worth more than a pound of gold itself.

This Training Is Guaranteed To Solve These Problems For You.

1. Not being sure of exactly who you serve or how to find the most motivated people who want to serve on your board (or even keep the most motivated).

2. Wanting to create service, programs, and events but not knowing exactly how to counsel your board or staff on just how to package your offer in a way that's attractive to your donors, funders, members and supporters.

3. Struggling to communicate about what you do in an enticing and powerful way that causes people to buy into your mission.

4. Struggling to explain governance in a way that moves everyone forward in simple and easy to understand ways.

Don't Wait.

It's incredibly frustrating to have such a burning desire to contribute and do something greater with your life... and not know who is meant for that energy and passion. 

We've seen people waste decades of their life spinning their wheels because they don't know how to inspire action on a board. 

Not to mention the frustration and fear that arises from your time and talents not being truly utilized. This can turn around fast for you. 

This summit will give you laser focused clarity about who you're meant to serve, how to speak to them in the most powerful way, how to create an impact, and how to enroll them in a genuine and loving way.

Don't wait…

OUR CAUSE

JOIN THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT AND HELP US SUPPORT
STRONG BOARD LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES FOR STRONG NONPROFITS

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Summit Schedule

3 JAM PACKED DAYS for making an impact as a leader during a crisis and beyond!

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Day 1 - Here’s what you’ll get and what we’ll cover:

Friday, Feb 26th

*11:00 AM  11:15 AM   Welcome exercise and introduction by Mark

*11:15 AM  12:00 PM   Adapting in the role of a Nonprofit board director in and after the pandemic

*12:00 PM  12:05 PM   Breakout

*12:05 PM   2:00 PM    Dealing with the challenges of board engagement : 

- How to encourage board members to take up more than just the "tasks" of what's asked of them but also, take on leadership roles
- *****How you can encourage your board and board colleagues to not only invest in governance training but understand and internalize it
- How to effectively onboard new board members
- How to motivate board members to a higher standard without “ostracizing” them
-Keeping your board active and engaged despite the COVID-19 pandemic
- It starts with you! Strategies for Effectively Leading Through Change. “Motivating change and getting buy-in from all of the board.”
- Using Positive Political Strategies to deal with difficult board and volunteer personalities.
* Identify the path towards the unique value your organization can uniquely provide

* 2:00 PM   2:30 PM   Break with sponsors

* 2:30 PM   4:25 PM   A new view on strategy for nonprofit board members: Taking your board from good to GREAT!

- Moving board dialogue from BEYOND the transactional to becoming more strategic
- *****How to maximize the talents, strengths, time and connections of volunteers and volunteer board directors
- Establishing the balance between relying on the strengths of the board without creating “crutches” that place too much of the work in the hands of a few
- How boards can tackle ignorance or apathy from the public, members or donors
- How boards can avoid becoming “bogged down” in operations and focus more on strategy
- How to know what various membership groups want, expect and what it will take for them to join and engage with the organization
- How to executive on strategy and achieve sustained results
- How to bring value to members and stakeholders during a pandemic
- How nonprofits are succeeding to diversify revenues from the COVID-19 loss of conference and event revenues
- Best practices for aligning strategy to the purpose of an organization  

* 4:25 PM   4:30 PM   Breakout

* 4:30 PM   5:30 PM   Board meetings don't have to be "BORED" meetings! Understanding the basics of how to run a meeting.

Robert’s Rules of Order “Made Easy”
- You’re a busy professional. A better way for board packages to be presented and how to pull out the essential information from board packages when you have so much to read.
- Five easy tips to running a virtual board meeting
- How to encourage full participation in the dialogue from ALL members of the board
- Managing board personalities and moving forward progression and decisions along the agenda 
- Challenging “sticky wicket” issues such as “Should all CEO and Board discussions be minuted” and “How the Chair can lead discussions during and in advance of meetings”
- Streamlining the conduct of meetings to best respect the time and talents of board members

* 5:30 PM    6:00 PM   Break with sponsors

* 6:00 PM    6:10 PM   End of day address

* 6:10 PM    7:00 PM   Break and intermission

* 7:00 PM    8:00 PM   After hours entertainment and virtual cocktail. AMA with Mark Buzan (Impact Leaders Roundtable Pass Holders)

* More to come...

Day 2 - Here’s what you’ll get and what we’ll cover:

Saturday, FEB 27th 2021

* 11:00 AM   11:15 AM   Welcome exercise and introduction by Mark

* 11:15 AM   11:30 AM   Open mic discussion

* 11:30 AM   12:00 PM   Special presentation

* 12:05 PM   2:00 PM    Agile nonprofit governance: Re-imagining and innovating in non-profit governance:

- How to establish the right balance between operational management oversight, the role of the board in risk management WITHOUT stepping into the role of a “micro-manager”
- ***Understanding the Board director’s role in a nonprofit
- Understanding the Nonprofit Board’s role in HR oversight
- The easiest ways of understanding governance for the average nonprofit volunteer board member
- The best ways a nonprofit board Chair can manage their board through “soft governance”.
- Laying the roadmap for the first 3-6 months for new nonprofit board members
- How to align board roles towards strategy
- How to delegate roles on a board without coming off as “condescending”
- Understanding conflicts of interest and their impact on the board and the organization as a whole
- Does governance change in a pandemic?
- Understanding the 11 governance models and determining which model works best for your board
- Understanding risk exposure

* 2:00 PM   2:30 PM    Break with sponsors

* 2:30 PM   4:25 PM    A new view on strategy for nonprofit board members: Taking your board from good to GREAT!

- Moving board dialogue from BEYOND the transactional to becoming more strategic
- *****How to maximize the talents, strengths, time and connections of volunteers and volunteer board directors
- Establishing the balance between relying on the strengths of the board without creating “crutches” that place too much of the work in the hands of a few
- How boards can tackle ignorance or apathy from the public, members or donors
- How boards can avoid becoming “bogged down” in operations and focus more on strategy
- How to know what various membership groups want, expect and what it will take for them to join and engage with the organization
- How to executive on strategy and achieve sustained results
- How to bring value to members and stakeholders during a pandemic
- How nonprofits are succeeding to diversify revenues from the COVID-19 loss of conference and event revenues
- Best practices for aligning strategy to the purpose of an organization

* 4:25 PM   4:30 PM    Breakout

* 4:30 PM   5:00 PM    The Work/ Life/ Volunteer Balance 

- Determining your “why" for board service
- Tips for establishing balance and h ow to play “full out” in managing your busy schedule between your career, family and volunteer commitments
- Keeping your “personal tank” full while making the most impact to leave a mark and a legacy from your board service

* 5:30 PM   6:15 PM     Tying the lessons together and keeping you accountable. Closing day remarks

* 6:15 PM  7:00 PM       Break and intermission 


* 7:00 PM   8:00 PM     After hours entertainment and virtual cocktail. AMA with Mark Buzan (Impact Leaders Roundtable Pass Holders)

* More to come...

Day 3 - Here’s what you’ll get and what we’ll cover:

Sunday, FEB 28th 2021

 * 10:00 AM  10:10 AM     Welcome exercise and introduction by Mark

* 10:10 AM   11:30 AM     A better way towards nonprofit Board recruitment

How nonprofits are changing practices to refreshing boards in the pandemic
- Board member compensation policies…to compensate or not compensate?
- The best ways to strategically recruit board members and volunteers
- Breaking the nonprofit tendency of finding the first “warm body”
- Notwithstanding skills matrixes, how can boards better recruit for diversity and diversity of skills?
- How to build a working board

* 11:30 AM   11:35 AM    Breakout 

* 11:35 AM   12:15 PM    Building better board dynamics and better relationships with staff

- Dealing with conflicted loyalties and navigating discussions of the board when board members represent particular constituencies
- Building better group dynamics in a virtual world
- Understanding the value exchange of volunteers for their time and energies
- How boards can deal with difficult personalities
- Showing unity and resolving differences of opinion
- Managing personality conflicts

* 12:15 PM   12:20 PM   Breakout 

* 12:20 PM   1:30 PM     The day to day operations of a nonprofit: What a board member needs to know.

Operations
- Understanding the story behind the numbers: Financial statements for “dummies”
- Best practices for small organizations
- Building a culture of business acumen on the board and in the organization
Fundraising and membership
- How nonprofit boards can drive memberships for their organization
- Attracting board members with networks of philanthropists
Advocacy
- Strategies for the board address member and public apathy towards the cause 

* 1:30 PM   2:15 PM    Tying the lessons together and keeping you accountable. Closing day remarks

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Summit and how do I attend?

The Summit takes place on, Feb 26-27-28 for three full day This is an online, virtual event! That means absolutely NO travel. You attend from the comfort of your home remote office. All you need to attend is a FREE ticket (click the button below to claim yours now) an Internet connection and a computer (yes you can attend on a mobile device or tablet, but a computer will give you the best experience).

What’s included in my FREE ticket?

When you claim your FREE ticket, (click the button below to claim yours now) you gain access to ALL of the Summit interviews, which take place on the 26-27-28th of FEB 2021. You also gain FREE access to our Facebook group for the Summit, so you can network with other attendees. 

I registered online, but haven’t received email confirmation or receipt yet. What should I do?

You should have received a confirmation email and receipt immediately after registering for the Summit. Make sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folder. If you do not see your confirmation within 15 minutes of registering, please send an email to: support@nonprofitboarddirectors.org
 
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