Board Committees as Powerful Governing Engines


Presenter Doug Eadie will provide participants with detailed practical guidance in designing and implementing board standing committees that can serve as powerful vehicles for involving board members in doing truly high-impact governing work that makes a real difference in the affairs of their nonprofits.

Drawing on his work with over 500 nonprofit organizations over the past 25 years, Doug will describe the concrete, substantial benefits of putting a well-designed board committee structure in place, will introduce a contemporary committee structure that corresponds to the board’s broad streams of governing judgments and decisions, including detailed functional descriptions of each committee, will provide detailed guidance in implementing a new structure successfully, and will describe how to involve the CEO and senior executives in supporting board committees.

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Learning Objectives

  • To understand in detail the functions of each committee making up a contemporary board structure
  • How to get the committees firmly established
  • How to ensure that they function effectively over the long run

Class Format

This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and full audio from the original presentation (including Q & A sessions). Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run this recording (most computers already have this installed).


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92 Min


Doug Eadie

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