Workshop: Hey, You! Wanna Be a Board Member? - Community Foundation Of Middlesex County


Event Details

23 Sep 2016
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Westbrook Town Hall, 866 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT

Event Description

CFMC Nonprofit Resource Center Workshop with Simone Joyaux

Are you looking for a board position?

Is your nonprofit trying to find more and better board members?

Do you want new, competent, good, experienced, and passionate board members?

Beware! There are no silver bullets or quick fixes.

Don’t get distracted by all the news about millennials. Don’t avoid candidates who are in their 60s. Stay away from only one kind of person or one expertise or one experience.

This is hard work to find the right people who promise to learn the right stuff to fulfill the legal and moral accountability of a board.

Specific topics include:

  • Role of the board – and hence the skills you need within board members
  • Identifying, qualifying, and screening candidates — before you ever invite them
  • Orientation for new board members — and mentoring and education
  • And other secrets to success

Everyone is welcome. But the smartest organizations will make sure that the executive director and at least one board member attend


The Nonprofit Worskshop Series is generously sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.


And for those looking for a board position, prepare to hear the truth and figure out if you want to play.

Everyone will take home great handouts with great tools that you can apply immediately.



About Simone P. Joyaux:

Simone is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector.” She specializes in fund development, governance, and strategic planning. Simone has written 3 books and contributed to multiple others. Her most recent book focuses on board: Firing Lousy Board Members – And Helping the Others Succeed.

Joyaux presents all over the world. She’ll just be back from Ireland when she visits the Community Foundation of Middlesex County — and getting ready to head to London and then Amsterdam to present.

Simone regularly serves on boards – all types and sizes. Currently she’s the Chair of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (CT and RI). She also chairs the Advisory Board of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the U.K.

Visit Simone’s website for great resources (Free Download Library), weekly blogs (Simone Uncensored), and a monthly e-news.

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