Many nonprofit groups have found that taking their board members away from day-to-day demands for a retreat can make a big difference in getting all of an organization's leaders to work better together.
Some boards use such retreats to discuss whether the board can be more effective, while other use them for strategic planning or devising a mission statement. Regardless of the topic, such retreats give board members a chance to think carefully about issues and speak freely about their ideas and concerns.
Join us on Tuesday, July 27, for a live online discussion about the best ways to hold a board retreat and why such retreats are important.
Christine Hammes is director of strategic development services at Management Assistant Programs for Nonprofits, in St. Paul, Minn. She oversees the organization's efforts to help nonprofit groups with strategic planning and other efforts to improve management and fund raising.
Carol Weisman is president of Board Builders, a St. Louis company that advises nonprofit groups on management and governance issues. Ms. Weisman has served on 32 boards and has led seven of them.