Building an Exceptional Board

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The foundation for building an exceptional nonprofit board is the recruitment and nomination process.  Is your organization being strategic in the way it recruits board members?

A high functioning board contributes to the health and sustainability of your organization.

Recruiting a committed, skilled, diverse and engaged board can be tough. Jan Hosea and Jim Bonnell will share their successful strategies with you.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine ways to assess the current board for skills and attributes
  • Understand how to establish a results-oriented nominating committee
  • Learn effective ways to recruit, cultivate and select candidates to serve
  • Explore methods of integrating new board members into the organization




This session is designed for Executive Directors and Board Members interested in creating, updating or finessing the way you select, train and maintain strong board members and enhance the leadership of your agency.


Presented by Jan Hosea and Jim Bonnell of Jan Hosea and Associates.  

Jan Hosea has been involved with nonprofit organizations all her life.  She "grew up" in the American Red Cross and served that organization for over 45 years as a dedicated professional and volunteer.  She has been a United Way professional, served as the Director of Development for the University of New Mexico School of Law and recently was the Director of Planned Giving for Presbyterian Health Foundation.  Through these positions and as a consultant since 1989, she has accumulated over 35 years of management and fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector.

Jim Bonnell brings experience in general management and administration, facilitation of volunteer committees and groups, board development, policies and procedures, guidance and mentoring, and interaction with professional and volunteer organizations.  His experience base also includes background in personnel recruiting and supervision, public relations, presenting, grant writing, review and purchasing of materials and equipment, event planning, and being an enthusiastic, seasoned community volunteer!

January 21, 2022 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

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Registration $ 25.00

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