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Board Buy-In: Engaging Your Board Members

About this event

Board engagement can spell the difference between a nonprofit organization’s thriving or just surviving. When engaged, board members are able to provide invaluable guidance and support for operations, maintain a positive image to the communities they serve, and increase the likelihood of membership from supporters, volunteers, and potential donors. Looking to get your board members on board? Join our panel to learn engagement strategies your nonprofit can leverage to get your board members hooked on the mission.

Meet the Panelists

Christal Cherry, Principal & CEO at The Board Pro

Christal M. Cherry worked 23 years as a nonprofit fundraiser serving higher education institutions, seminaries, and human service organizations. Now as a board consultant for nonprofits, she equips and empowers boards to support their missions and change the world. Her services as Principal and CEO of the Board Pro, include recruitment, governance, fundraising, conflict resolution and diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.

Mazarine Treyz, Fundraising Author, Trainer & Coach at Wild Woman Fundraising

Mazarine Treyz has done leadership consulting for nonprofits since 2009, and won government contracts since 2011, when she got her first certification as a woman-owned, emerging small business in Austin, Texas. She moved back to Oregon in 2012, and since then has trained over 20,000 people in both the government and nonprofit sectors. Her organization does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) facilitation and trains people with keynotes, plenaries, workshops, webinars, and 10+ e-courses.

She specializes in organizational development, DEI, helping people see the gifts in their shadows, facilitation, learning and development, marketing, teaming, and more. Mazarine loves to help people name and claim the structures that hold us back. Her "Name It!" podcast from 2019-2021 interviewed a variety of DEI practitioners to increase advocacy and support for DEI.

In 2021 she completed the Racing to Equity Leadership Cohort to become a better DEI advocate at the government level.

Ellen Glasgow, Regional Vice President of Sales at BoardEffect

Ellen Glasgow is the Regional Vice President at BoardEffect, a Diligent brand, the global leader in Governance for Mission Driven Organizations (Nonprofits, Associations, Higher Education and Community Healthcare). In 2012, she founded her own board management software company, which was later acquired by Diligent. Ellen has extensive experience connecting Leaders and Board Members through a modern approach to governance, with a focus on insights and tools that fuel good Governance. Ellen has a passion for sharing Governance Best Practices and has spoken at countless events and panels on Board Engagement, Managing Risk, and Driving the Efficiency that ultimately leads to Organizations operating at their highest capacity.

What will be discussed?

  • Benefits of having an engaged board
  • Strategies for getting and maintaining board members’ attention
  • Common problems and how they can be avoided

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from better board engagement strategies, nonprofit leaders and nonprofit board members will find this panel the most pertinent.

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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Christal Cherry Principal & CEO @ The Board Pro

  • Guest speaker
    Mazarine Treyz Founder @ Mazarine Treyz Consulting

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll NXUnite Lead @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Ellen Glasgow Regional Vice President of Sales @ BoardEffect

  • Team member
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