How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth


April 15, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 13, 2021
May 27, 2021


Elizabeth Stone

How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth is a four-part series focused on creating, maintaining, and sustaining strong leadership and boards to grow your non-profit organization. Throughout the series participants will gain insight and practical strategies for addressing board dynamics, identifying and securing strong board members, defining the board’s role in fundraising, and engaging leadership in navigating the strategic direction of the organization.

Four 75-minute Sessions:
April 15th/Session I: Who you need, where to find them, and how to bring them on “board.”
April 29th/Session II: Strategies for dealing with difficult board members.
May 13th/Session III: Leadership is key: succession, officer/committee training, strategic planning
May 27th/Session IV: The board’s role in fundraising

Attendees will participate in a robust dialogue around building strong boards, learn how to create a board map, utilize networks to build a board prospect pipeline, and discuss effective on-boarding programs, including position descriptions for board members.  Participants will learn strategies for implementing term limits, peer interventions, designing and implementing retreats, etc. that lead to a more effective board. Attendees will also learn how to prepare officers and committees for success, including how to “redirect” committees that are not functioning well.  Participants will learn how to create a menu of fundraising opportunities for board members beginning with the identification and cultivation of donors through solicitation and acknowledgement, as well as how to prepare board members for participation in the fundraising process.

Who should attend? Decision-makers at a nonprofit organization will benefit most – Executive Directors, High-Level Program Directors, Volunteer Board Members, and Board Presidents.

About the Facilitator:   Vicki Burkhart, Non-Profit Growth Strategist, has over 30 years of non-profit experience at the executive director level. Vicki works with non-profit organizations who have visionary leaders, well-articulated missions, and committed volunteers to take these organizations to the next level – including expansion to a national platform. Vicki’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, board development, capacity building fundraising, and membership development. In addition, she currently serves as the Executive Director of Kids’ Chance of America where she is responsible for the management and advancement of the national organization as well as its 48 state organizations across the country. For more information on The More Than Giving Company, please visit our website at

Registration fee: 

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Members: $175 Nonmembers: $250

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


Massachusetts Nonprofit Network