Workshops by Zimmerman
4. Test Your Nonprofit IQ
NEW ZIMNOTES: HOW
CAN A BOARD MEMBER BE A STRATEGIC ADVOCATE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT? By suggesting an advocacy perspective, we are asking
board members to reframe their role to promote the mission and vision
of the organization at all times.
NEW CREATING INCLUSIVE NONPROFITS BOTTOM-TO-TOP
SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION CENTER TRAINING How are nonprofits making thoughtful, sustainable improvements towards greater diversity and inclusivity? Anu Menon and Ann Lehman led an interactive workshop focused on the structural and operational changes needed to create inclusive organizations. Many believe that inclusive organizations increase strategic thinking, improve responsiveness to community/clients, lead to a broader donor base and help attract the most talented workers, but find it a challenge to put into practice. Learn from the latest data and trends, lessons learned from other sectors, and twelve questions to ask to help diversify your board. Creating Inclusive Nonprofits Bottom-to-Top (Blog).
See Ann Lehman's article published December 2014 in the Chronicle of Philanthropy "Need for Diversity at Nonprofits Is More Vital After Garner and Brown Cases" on what nonprofits can learn from the private sector about creating a more inclusive workforce and environment.
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For Private Board Training
Learn To Be An Effective & Strategic Nonprofit Board Member
Thank you for an enlightening morning filled with ideas and direction for moving our organization forward. You had lots of big picture thinking as well as small little processes that I believe will play a big role in helping us to level up. Ken Fisher, Board member of Homeless Action Center
With heightened awareness of accountability and transparency, board members need to learn about both while furthering the nonprofit’s mission and vision. Taught by Ann Lehman, the class includes interactive exercises geared to new and seasoned members and includes a board manual. Class answers questions such as:
- How to run efficient and effective meetings?
- What is a mission and vision statement?
- How to strategically plan for the future?
- What to pay and how to do a performance appraisal of the Executive Director?
- How to strategically recruitment new members?
- What are your fundraising responsibilities?
- How to be financially accountable and transparent?
- What are members’ fiduciary duties?
RECENT PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
NEW CREATING INCLUSIVE NONPROFITS BOTTOM-TO-TOP (see above description). THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION CENTER, MAY 13, 2015 10 am-11:30 a.m. for details....What a critical and timely topic that clearly resonated with audience knowledge gaps......there is a real hunger for this information and we are grateful to you for helping us in our work of connecting social sector organizations to the knowledge and resources they need to thrive. Janet Camarena, Director, SF Foundation Center
THE 21st CENTURY WORKPLACE FORUM, show casing gender equality model practices. Ann moderated a panel of experts from each company including, Symantec Corporation; Baker & McKenzie; Deloitte LLP; Bayer HealthCare; eBay Inc.; Charles Schwab & Co.; ATT; Twitter; Levi Strauss & Co. See Ann's introduction to the panel.
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