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Terrie Temkin


Communicating Expectations that Raise the Bar for the Board

All too many organizations wish that the make-up of their boards was different — that there were more members of affluence and influence — or that those on the board were more involved. It’s time to stop wishing. You can make something happen right now with your current board. Olympian high jumper Dick Fosbury teaches us four important lessons about communicating expectations to board members that raise the bar.

Many times the very people complaining about under-performing boards are the ones that are setting the stage for less than spectacular results. In many subtle and not so subtle ways executive directors and board members themselves, especially board chairs, communicate that members of a board of directors do not have to do very much. Learn how we sabotage the results we claim we’d like from our boards through what we say and do. At the same time, learn four lessons gleaned from Olympic legend, high jumper Dick Fosbury about raising the bar and meeting expectations — even when dealing with people from diverse cultures or with different value systems. Walk away with at least seven practical techniques that clearly communicate the height of the bar to everyone and that lead to accountability for getting the job done.

Course Format

This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and full audio from the original presentation (including Q & A sessions). Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run this recording (most computers already have this installed).

About the Presenter(s)

Dr. Terrie Temkin is an acknowledged thought leader in the areas of governance, board development and planning. An award-winning speaker and an engaging group facilitator, she brings more than 30 years of nonprofit management, organizational communication and adult education experience to her work.

Terrie founded NonProfit Management Solutions, Inc., in 1994, building a solid reputation and an international client base. However a growing desire to provide her clients with the most unique capacity-building consulting services available to community-benefit organizations led her recently to co-found CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. CoreStrategies fully integrates governance, planning, fund development, PR, marketing and public policy.

Terrie is a prolific writer. For five years she authored the biweekly “On Nonprofits” column in the Miami Herald – a column she continues to write for a number of chapters of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, management support organizations and community foundations. She has written three books, has chapters in three others, and has written and presented numerous papers. Her articles are found in publications all over the world.

Besides working with her own clients, Terrie regularly works with various nonprofit management support organizations throughout the country. And, she is an adjunct faculty member for Florida Atlantic University’s Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management.

A member in good standing of the Society for Advancement of ConsultingSM (SAC), she has completed a certification process that speaks to her ethics and professionalism.

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