Exceptional Boards of Directors – on-demand
About CourseThis series contains modules that can be taken in bite-sized chunks that can be used in three ways: 1) Board members can watch on their own to build their knowledge and skills; 2) Modules can be shown before each board meeting to offer continuous learning and improvement (hint: that's the hallmark of an exceptional board); or 3) provided for new board members as part of their board orientation.
Topics for this course
The overview will take place on Saturday, June 20th, at 9:00 CST
How to Use This Course0:35
History of Habitat for Humanity
Understanding where we come from helps guide our future.
Millard and Linda Fuller2:01
Historical Roots: Matching Activity
Habitat for Humanity’s Network
Being a part of Habitat for Humanity means you are part of an international network of volunteers and homebuyers and one of the most trusted nonprofit brands in the nation.
The Number One Role of a Board Member0:31
Brand Recall and Awareness1:00
Habitat in Texas1:26
Legal Duties of Board Members
Nonprofits are legal organized corporations in the State of Texas, and as such, board members have legal duties. Failure to observe these duties can put the organization AND the individual board member in legal jeopardy.
Check your Knowledge
Working with the Chief Executive
Number Two: Selecting a chief executive and supporting them in their role.
Staff v. Board of Directors Roles1:43
Magical Meetings – or not
Do your meetings last too long? Do you talk about the same thing, meeting after meeting? Do you dread them? It doesn't have to be that way.
Do People Secretly Like Meetings?0:52
Building the Agenda1:04
Committees (more commonly known as committee hell)0:36
The Role of the Nominations Committee – aka the most important committee0:34
Habitat as a Ministry
Habitat for Humanity International4:35
Everything You Thought About Charity is Dead Wrong
One of the hallmarks of exceptional boards is the willingness and ability to think outside the box and explore new ideas.
The Cost of Home Campaign10:56
Lifting Up Your Voice at the State and Local Level10:04
The Elevator Pitch
Lessons in Developing Your Own Elevator Pitch2:11
Developing a Strong Elevator Pitch
Continuous Improvement – The Role of All Board Members0:32
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