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Ventureneer Shows Nonprofits How to Unlock Full Potential of Board

Great nonprofit boards assess themselves and continuously improve their governance and leadership. Find out how in Ventureneer webinar.

New York, NY, February 01, 2012 --( A nonprofit organization excels when it has an excellent board, one fully engaged in all aspects of governance:

-financial oversight
-strategic planning

In Ventureneer’s free webinar, Unlocking Your Nonprofit Board’s Full Potential, executive directors and board members -- especially board chairs -- will learn how to build a strong, effective board through recruitment, improved communication, and better understanding of what the board’s job is.

“Being a board member isn’t an honorary post. It’s a job that requires commitment. This webinar shows how to build a strong board, with that commitment,” says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer.

The free online seminar will be held Monday, February 13, 2012, 12n-1pm ET and presented by Dennis Miller, president and CEO of Dennis C. Miller Associates Inc., which specializes in strategic planning, organizational assessment, board and leadership development, CEO and board chair coaching, among other advisory services. Miller himself is a 30-year veteran of nonprofit executive leadership and a frequent speaker at board retreats.

In this online seminar, common obstacles to good governance will be dealt with, including:

-warm-body theory of board recruitment
-lack of a formal re-appointment process
-difficult board members
-inability to select a board chair
-poorly run meetings
-poor communication from CEO or board chair to other members of the board
-nonalignment of organizational vision/goals with committees, -- strategies and leadership expectations
-board reluctance or refusal to raise money

The webinar will cover the fiduciary, strategic, and leadership roles of the board and how to remove obstacles to full board engagement in all these areas. Miller will discuss the assessment tools available to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a board, and and how to make improvements.

As Miller says, great boards have the courage to assess their own performance. For more information or to register for this free webinar, to go

About Ventureneer:

Ventureneer connects values-driven small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders with the knowledge they need to make the world a better place and to thrive as businesses. At Ventureneer, entrepreneurial and nonprofit training and advice are practical, accessible, and affordable. Ventureneer blends traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning. You can learn new skills, collaborate with peers, develop solutions to your real-world problems, get one-on-one help from experts, and access the information you need to make better decisions for your organizations.

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Geri Stengel

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