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Jerry Dash, President/CEO Volunteers in Prevention, Probation and Prisons, Inc. (VIP Mentoring), Detroit, Michigan MCP Support Center Advisory Board Member.

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1 Jerry Dash, President/CEO Volunteers in Prevention, Probation and Prisons, Inc. (VIP Mentoring), Detroit, Michigan MCP Support Center Advisory Board Member MCP Peer Monitoring Reviewer

2 1. WHY should your organization invest in board development for your MCP program? 2. How can board development for your MCP program be implemented? Best Practices for board development (Advisory or Governing boards)

3 1. What are your organization’s MCP goals (short and long term)? 2. What skills, attributes, and talents do you need to achieve your MCP goals? Best Practice: Best Practice: Develop a strategic plan specifically for your MCP program.

4 Set up clear expectations: 1. Term Limits (i.e. 2 year terms, 2 term max) 2. Minimum contribution (i.e. give/get policy) Best Practice: Best Practice: Establish a 100% Board participation policy.

5 1. Clearly identify the skills, attributes and talents you need, then assess what your current board members have in order to reveal the skills you need Now, what’s missing? Best Practice: Convene a Board Development Committee.

6 Locate and utilize: 1. Mission driven volunteers and donors. 2. Community and business leaders. 3. Nonprofit match makers. 4. The potential in your present board. Best Practice: Board provides comprehensive information to candidates ahead of time.

7 Once elected, acquaint new board members with: 1. Other board members, board culture, and governing rules 2. Staff responsibilities and accomplishments 3. The organization’s programs, sites, and budget. Best Practice: Best Practice: Orient new board members with a Board Manual and a Board Mentor.

8 1. Make productive use of board members time (Ex: Consent agenda). 2. Provide detailed reports ahead of time 3. Use a committee structure to do work outside the meetings. Best Practice: Best Practice: Send all committee minutes and reports out at least1 week ahead of Board meeting.

9 1. Ensure Board members have access to relevant information that they understand. 2. Offer board members opportunities for growth (i.e. trainings, networking, etc). Best Practice: Best Practice: Ensure program and financial reporting is meaningful to the board.

10  As it relates to your Board...  What do you need...  What do you have...  What do you need to get...  How will you get them...  Developing a Board Skills, Attributes and Talents Matrix

11 1. Board Source 2. Foundation Center cal/boards.html cal/boards.html

12 Jerry Dash, President/CEO Volunteers in Prevention, Probation and Prisons, Inc. (VIP Mentoring), Detroit, Michigan MCP Support Center Advisory Board Member MCP Peer Monitoring Reviewer


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