As former nonprofit executives and current board members, Armstrong McGuire team members understand the importance of leadership to the success of an organization. We employ best practices to help our clients develop strong board-staff working relationships, build leadership bench strength, and create plans to advance your mission.
Board and Staff Retreats
Our retreats and other facilitated work sessions with clients are designed to engage leaders in thoughtful discussion regarding the organization’s current condition and to plan future direction. Whether setting the strategic path of the organization for the next several years or addressing a specific challenge or opportunity, Armstrong McGuire’s team of experienced facilitators helps ensure objectivity and fairness as staff and board members work through important issues.
Armstrong McGuire understands the important role board members play and the challenges an organization faces when those leaders are not well prepared and properly engaged. Volunteers who are willing to serve as board members of nonprofit and educational institutions are among those organizations' most important assets. The selection, development, and support of these leaders is vital to an organization's success.
Our board development program has three key objectives:
- Helping board members understand and embrace the privilege and the responsibility they have for ensuring their organization's future.
- Developing effective plans for recruiting, educating, and nurturing talented board leaders.
- Ensuring that a healthy and productive relationship exists between board members and the executive team as they work in partnership to fulfill their organization's mission.