At the core of any successful non-profit organization is its board of directors. To build – and maintain – an optimum board takes time, strategy, and effort. Ideal board members should have wisdom, connections, wealth, and a willingness to share all three. How do you go about finding, recruiting, and engaging such individuals?
Join the Gonser Gerber Institute and Charlie Shepard, Gonser Gerber Senior Consultant, as he talks with Dr. Marcia Sloan Latta, Vice President for University Advancement at University of Findlay, who will share a board recruitment matrix, and offer proven specific recruitment and engagement strategies you can use for your organization. Dr. Latta has unique insights into effective board governance, as she chairs or has served on three different board governance committees, has staffed the trusteeship or governance committees at three higher education institutions, and has done scholarly research on this topic.
Topics We Will Cover:
- Professional board development is not static
- A sample board recruitment matrix
- Establishing clear expectations for effective recruitment
- Engagement strategies that work and inspire
The fee is $295 per institution, which allows your entire team the opportunity to participate in this professional development at the same time. If you are a current client of Gonser Gerber Advancement Consulting, that fee is just $145. You will also receive a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar with your registration.
Who Should Attend:
Senior-level Advancement Professionals – Strategic resources for senior-level leaders.
Mid-level Advancement Professionals – For staff who already know the basics and need to refine skills in defined areas.
New to Advancement – For professionals new to the advancement profession – whether this is your first job or you’re a workforce veteran.
- Governing and Foundation Board Leaders
- Presidents, Heads, and CEOs
- Campaign Volunteer Leaders
- Chief Advancement Officers
- Development Directors
- Major Gift and Planned Giving staff
Dr. Marcia Sloan Latta has a strong background in the field of board governance with experience serving on three different organization’s governance or trusteeship committees, (chairing two of them), serving as the lead staff person for multiple university trusteeship committees, and as a researcher and presenter on the subject.
She currently serves as Vice President for University Advancement at University of Findlay where she provides leadership for fundraising, alumni and parent relations, and the nationally-known Mazza Museum. Previously she served as Vice President for Advancement at DePauw University where she organized and launched a $250 million campaign and oversaw the university’s nationwide celebration of its 175th anniversary. She also served the Bowling Green State University Foundation as Vice President and Campaign Director for their Centennial Campaign, raising nearly $150 million. Marcia has prior experience as an executive in healthcare philanthropy and served as founding president of her local community foundation. Early in her career she served as a congressional aide and also did volunteer work in Costa Rica.
Marcia currently serves on the board of directors of the F&M State Bank and the Toledo Zoo, where she chairs both organizations’ governance committees, and is a member of the governance committee of the Ohio Citizens for the Arts. She is also active in the Findlay Rotary. Marcia is former president of the Northwest Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals which named her its Outstanding Fundraising Professional in 2009, and she was named a “Woman of Distinction” from the Western Ohio Girl Scouts in 2013.
A frequenter presenter on issues of major gift fundraising and board governance issues, Marcia has spoken to conferences and nonprofit boards throughout the U.S. and to an international conference of university presidents in Moscow, and in Istanbul to nonprofit leaders from Asia and the Middle East.
Charlie Shepard, Senior Consultant at Gonser Gerber, provides development consulting services to non-profit organizations, including developing and strengthening Boards, gift programs, campaign planning and execution, advancement team building, and other aspects of institutional advancement. Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, Charlie served the Advancement field for more than 18 years, with his most recent position as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Asbury University in Kentucky and The University of Findlay in Ohio.