Board Development

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Board Development 2017-09-28T13:50:45+00:00

Board Development

The goal of board development consulting is to help your board become more effective. This can make your organization more successful in fulfilling its mission and help make the work of your board members more positive and meaningful.

Every board development engagement begins with an assessment of the current functioning of the board, identifying those practices and characteristics that are working well and those that require improvement. ESC consultants will work closely with you to develop a set of recommendations about areas for improvement and suggested courses of action.

Our program is tailored to your nonprofit’s needs, size and stage of growth and is offered in four, flexible modules:

  • Initial overall assessment
  • Board roles and responsibilities
  • Board membership/composition
  • Board organization and operations

Any module can be used as a stand-alone engagement or in combination, depending on your needs.

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Good to Great Workshop

ESC is piloting a weekend workshop called “Good to Great: 2 Leaders, 1 Partnership” aimed at enhancing the relationship between an organization’s executive director and board chair. The workshop will be held February 10-12, 2017, at the Avila Retreat Center in Durham, NC. The workshop costs $250 per pair and includes all materials, DISC personality testing, lodging and meals. Organizations will be invoiced for the fee if selected to participate. If you have any questions, please email or call ESC Executive Director Trudy Smith at or 919-641-9173.

The February 2017 workshop is full, but please stay tuned for future opportunities!

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