The Visionary Nonprofit Part 4: The Board-Staff Relationship: Vision, Reality And The Power of Focus
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There is nothing more positive and serendipitous than a board that works well with nonprofit staff. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to creating a healthy board-staff relationship that enables a nonprofit to thrive. Using the nonprofit lifecycle, the common dysfunctions of a board and the Standards for Excellence®, learn practical strategies to communication, conflict resolution and ethics that will make the board-staff relationship a pillar of effectiveness and strength for your nonprofit. A board and staff aligned around the mission of the nonprofit organization creates an unstoppable force for “good.”
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Rob Levit, MA, has over twenty years’ of experience as a well-known educator in Maryland low-income schools. He focuses on designing multi-sensory programs for youth that positively address the impact of poverty on brain development. Currently, he is the executive director of Creating Communities, a nonprofit organization in Maryland that focuses on mediating the effects of poverty on the brains of children and youth in low-income schools and public housing projects using art-based activities. In addition, Rob is a dynamic trainer, facilitator, and consultant who has worked extensively with educational, corporate, and nonprofit clients on strategic planning, team development, and leadership skills. He has received strong testimonials for his work from universities, public schools, and medical centers, and has been recognized with numerous awards. Rob is a Licensed Consultant from Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence Institute®, a Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution from the Mediation Institute at Eckerd College, and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.