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Building and Maintaining an Enthusiastic Board

May 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT



“What is the link between nonprofit boards and sustainability,” you might ask. The answer is leadership. Leadership isn’t simply something an organization comes by, nor is it a static quality that once developed, stays forever. Leadership is a resource in need of development, management, and a clear picture of drivers and motivators. The best boards look to the future and develop leadership as a sustainable resource. Doing so ensures that the board continuously adds qualified new members to its roster and keeps them engaged. Board building shouldn’t just happen when it is time to fill a vacancy; it should be an ongoing, year-round process.

Applying rules of sustainability to the topic of board development, this webinar guides participants through a process that focuses on the different steps needed to build an effective board that is sustainable over the long term. Understanding these steps can help boards avoid the common ups and downs of building and maintaining an enthusiastic board.


Gilles Mesrobian is an Affiliate Consultant at Support Center. He is also on the faculty of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability where he teaches Personal Leadership Development working with MBA students to develop leadership competencies utilizing a personal mastery approach.

His professional credentials include over 26 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit arena, with nearly 20 years as an Executive Director. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational assessment, executive search, strategic planning, and leadership development.

In addition to his consulting work, Gilles facilitates several leadership training programs including the New York Power Authority’s MBA program and the New York Foundation for the Arts’ year-long leadership program, funded through the American Express Leadership Institute.

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May 21, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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