leadership

Executive Director and the Board Chair-Navigating the Relationship(Springfield)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Location Title: 
Forefront

The relationship between the executive director and board chair is essential to organizational success. During this workshop, we’ll explore this important relationship with a focus on areas of collaboration and separation, all wrapped in the understanding of mutual expectations.

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Board Member 101: New or Aspiring Board Members (Springfield)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location Title: 
Forefront

This introductory course on board service is perfect for new board members who have just joined a nonprofit board, or for those individuals within the community who are considering joining a board. Unlock the boardroom door and consider your capabilities, character and willingness to serve on a board of directors.

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Organizational Change - Different Than Deficit-Based Approach(Decatur)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location Title: 
Community Foundation of Macon Co.

Explore the power of Appreciative Inquiry in this 2-day series and develop the skills to help your organization excel, innovate, and embrace change with creative confidence. Attendance is required for both sessions.

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Keep it Off the Shelf (Quincy)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Location Title: 
John Wood Community College

Learn how to effectively incorporate strategic plans in board and committee meetings to help keep your plans from collecting dust. This workshop will include powerful, real-life examples of strategic plan implementation. Participants will also learn how to understand important measures and metrics that effectively demonstrate organizational impact.

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Lead Right Now (Galesburg)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Location Title: 
TBD

Doing what you’ve always done will get you the same results you’ve always gotten. If you’re ready to make more progress on the things you care about, join us for this two-day series based on the principles and practices of adaptive leadership developed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Kansas Leadership Center.

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Guest Post: The Search for the Next Leader of Donors Forum Moves Forward; Your Input Invited

Release Date: 
09/27/2013

Valerie S. Lies, Donors Forum's President and CEO, announced earlier this year that she will retire as of June 30, 2014. She has led Donors Forum since 1987. The Donors Forum Board of Directors is employing best practices for a thoughtful, careful, and smooth executive transition, and the search for the next leader of Donors Forum is underway. The Transition Committee is moving forward and a search firm has been selected. Here is an update on the process and an invitation to share your thoughts as we move forward.

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