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1. News

NonprSwedish Women's Lobbyofit Diversity
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. It includes a special check list for Questions Board Members Should Ask to Foster Diversity.


Learn To Be An Effective & Strategic Nonprofit Board Member

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?

Open Classes February 2015, El Cerrito Community Center
2/4-2/25 W 12-1:30 pm 4x or   2/5-2/26 Th 7-9 pm 3x (no call Feb.19) $42.00 $52.00 To Register (put 445543 activity search)
, El Cerrito Community Center , 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito CA 94530. If you have re registration call the Community Center at (510) 559-7000.  If questions about the class email.


NEW GENDER SERVICES BY ZIMMERMAN LEHMAN
Women and gender issues are in the news. Including elections that Women's Signsaw Democrats and Republicans chasing the women’s vote, Facebook CFO Sheryl Sandberg’s 21st Century conscious raising Lean-In groups, and a new social and civil rights movement based on the aftermath of Ferguson and Staten Island. Fortune 500 companies sponsor initiatives and programs to help women move the ladder, developing countries are discovering that women are the entrepreneurs of the future, and technology companies candidly acknowledge the dismal gender balance in ranks of their employees. It is an auspicious time for Zimmerman Lehman to launch its new gender services initiative. 

Ann Lehman met with the Swedish Women's Lobby, November 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. She discussed their recent conference attended by 30,000 Nordic citizens to keep alive the Beijing Platform for Action from the 4th UN World Conference on Women in Beijing. The organization is based on feminist grounds and the UN Convention of the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It is a political umbrella organization for women’s groups in Sweden that works to fulfill women’s full human rights and towards a gender equal society within Sweden, the EU and internationally.

Ceritificate Photo from MayorSan Francisco's Mayor Ed Lee and the Commission on the Status of Women honor Ann Lehman's almost 20 years of advocating on behalf of woman and girls. "Your dedication and service were instrumental in our Citygaining international and nationwide recognition through the years, and your service has bolstered San Francisco's reputation as leader in equality and justice for all. You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our City thanks you for your many significant contribution."- Mayor Ed Lee



ZimNotes Tweets
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2. ZimNotes Recent Article

EIGHT CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERSHIP (Updated)
This article defines leadership and outlines eight characteristics of a good leader, offering examples of both leaders and leadership style.

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE EXECTUIVE DIRECTOR
Article hightlights what makes for a positive relationship between the board and the executive eirector, and the board and staff.

ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR BOARD?
This article offers guidelines to training inexperienced or non-effective board members and a board member job description's key items.


ZimNotes, subscribe to our free eNewsletter, includes a new article of interest to the nonprofit sector in each issue and our nonprofit quiz. Check our former articles.

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3. Workshops
If you are interested in exploring having a workshop for your board or facilitation for a retreat, please call or 415.986.8330 or email.


Learn To Be An Effective & Strategic Nonprofit Board Member

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?
Open Classes February 2015, El Cerrito Community Center
2/4-2/25 W 12-1:30 pm 4x or   2/5-2/26 Th 7-9 pm 3x (no call Feb.19) $42.00 $52.00  Registration info
, El Cerrito Community Center , 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito CA 94530. If you have re registration call the Community Center at (510) 559-7000.  If questions about the class email.

Recent Public Workshops

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES ROUNDTABLEClassism, Racism, and Ageism in the Fund Development Field: How to address and overcome these barriers. June 2014, San Francisco. Includes information on executive presense for mulitcultural individuals, the business case for gender diversity, a free webinar on "Inclusion Nudges," AFPs own resources and a ZimNotes article on board diversity. SEE Zimmerman Lehman's BIAS Resources Handout.

DISCUSSANT, ELIMINATION OF BIAS, April 25, 2014, at the State Bar of California Employment Law Conference, on practical insights that serve to effectively address and eliminate biases.

THE 21st CENTURY WORKPLACE FORUM, January 30, 2104, showcasinggender 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.;  AT&T; Twitter; Levi Strauss & Co. See Ann's introduction to the panel.


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