Organizational Development Consulting
Some boards like to have one-on-one consultations with The Board Doctor to help focus effort and attention on growing and becoming more sustainable, finding a path through a major transition, planning for the future, or just making sure they are organized for maximum effectiveness. Consultations are available with both short-term or long-term engagements - a single specialized work session for your board or an extended planning process. We will customize a project that makes the most of your time, energy and money.
One special meeting may be all it takes to reinvigorate your board and get them on the path to growth and sustainability. Bring The Board Doctor in to step the group through the roles and responsibilities of board members, assess what board development needs exist, and plan a way forward.
The sudden departure of an Executive Director or key board member can throw an otherwise stable group into a tailspin. The Board Doctor can serve as interim executive director for a short time, helping the board to assess their staffing needs, develop the position descriptions and other human resources policies, and then staff out the search process.
Preparation for Fundraising
How to raise the resources necessary to achieve your mission and who is supposed to do what are common sticking points among board members. The solution is annual planning: set aside a specific time, bring The Board Doctor in, and develop a plan that will keep the group focused and moving forward.
Governance and Other Policies
It takes time and effort to get all of the board's policies in place: financial controls, human resources, volunteers, advocacy, conflict of interest, document retention and destruction, board, officer and committee job descriptions. The Board Doctor can help your group deciding what to work on first, and what can wait.