Category Archives: Governance

Board Development Month is coming!

This year was our first time dedicating a month to board development. Our January 2018 series was so successful, we’re doing it again in January 2019! Based on feedback from the 2018 participants, we’ve modified this year’s topics to tackle issues boards in the U.P. are dealing with. These webinars are free and open to all, but are targeted to people currently serving on a nonprofit board. 

Board 101

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6 p.m. Eastern time

Our annual recap of nonprofit board member roles and responsibilities! This webinar will review :

•Legal and social responsibilities of a nonprofit board
•Different roles as a unit
•Division of labor between board and executive director
•Helpful tips, tricks and ideas to help you be a better board member


Board 102

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6 p.m. Eastern time

Now that you know your role as a board member, we’ll look at different board structures to find the one most effective for your organization.This webinar will cover the different types of boards and their lifecycles. There will also be discussion on the types of committees and their role in moving initiatives forward. We will also examine how to fill committees, committee time commitments and defining the work of committees. This is an expanded repeat of the September 5, 2018 webinar “Board Structure and Committees.”


Board and Staff Relationship

Wednesday, January 23
6 p.m. Eastern time

This webinar will examine the role of the board of directors and the staff of a nonprofit organization. It will dive into the Board Chair and CEO partnership, in addition to looking at how staff and board members can work together to  move the mission forward.


Strategic Planning

Wednesday, January 30
6 p.m. Eastern time

How are you going to reach your organizational goals?  The strategic plan is a tool to help boards reach their long-term goals. If you aren’t sure whether you have a strategic plan or if your plan was filed away, never to be looked at again, this webinar is for you!


Supercharge September Board Trainings

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is readytohelpnonprofitorganizationssupercharge theirboard this September. Register As a follow up to Board Development Month held last January, Supercharge September will feature trainings that dive into advanced board development topics. “January Board Development Month wasahugesuccess!We had 57 organizations from across theU.P.thatattended,” saidAmy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “We… Continue Reading

Board Development Month is here!

Board Development Month is here!

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is excited to present Board Development Month! Grow & Lead has seen an increase in nonprofit organizations having questions about how to be a better board of directors. “We routinely get questions from board members,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “We developed this series of… Continue Reading

Youth on Nonprofit Boards

With a name like Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that our organization has young people on its board of directors. However, you might be surprised to know just how much our youth board members contribute. Out of 15 board members, currently three are under age 18. The… Continue Reading