Improving Your Board’s Performance

catalyst centerIt is no secret that organizations with high performing boards realize a number of benefits.  Among these benefits include a strong committee structure which results in a shared work load;  more robust and balanced fundraising efforts and a stronger connection to the community.  One way that boards can strengthen their performance is by attending training and development sessions specifically designed to improve governance procedures.

Basic to serving on any board of directors is understand the three duties of board service:  Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Care and Duty of Obedience.  By adhering to these principles, board members are able to fulfill their obligation to be good stewards of their organization.

On 9/30 the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management will once again be offering its Board Boot Camp training program.  This session is designed for both new and experienced board members to learn or refresh their skills on being an effective board member.  Covered in the training will not only be the duties of board leadership but will also align with the ten basic responsibilities of board members.

For more information, please contact Liz Vibber at the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management at 215-343-2727 or visiting

About the Contributor: Liz Vibber is the Marketing Director for Bee, Bergvall & Co., P.C. and a Strategic Consultant with the firm’s Bucks County Center for Nonprofit Management. As Marketing Director, Liz is responsible for both the internal and external marketing of the firm. She gained valuable professional marketing experience working for the University of Pennsylvania and the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes.


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