The Texas Grants Resource Center’s May presentation was all about getting the best out of your nonprofit board. Long-time nonprofit consultant Tara Levy shared the top tips for leveraging your board to support your organization’s mission.
Tara is an experienced trainer and consultant on nonprofit leadership and management, including a decade assisting nonprofits at Mission Capital before launching her independent practice (Tara Levy Nonprofit Consulting). She has served nonprofits as a staff member, board member, and volunteer.
Here are just a few of Tara’s tips on board relations:
- Mentor new board members (pair new members up with established members);
- Have an annual board self-evaluation;
- Do board succession planning (for example: consider having an Incoming Board President position);
- Connect and enjoy each other as a team.
The TGRC provides events that will uplift, educate and connect in ways that make Austin’s nonprofit community even stronger. This program furthers the mission of the University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). The DDCE’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) houses this program.