This session was designed upon request of participants to follow up Nancy March’s recent session on “Tips for New Board Chairs.” It will be an open, candid forum addressing the concerns and challenges that the participants bring to the session whether they are board leaders, board members or the executive staff who work most closely with boards. All are welcome, including those who are interested in serving on a board but have not had an opportunity to serve in that role previously.

We encourage you to give some thought to your situation. Are your board meetings dull and lifeless? Do you engage in conversations with your board that matter? Are you having trouble recruiting new board members, particularly from diverse communities? Are you satisfied with how you orient and on-board new board members? How are the relationships working between your board and staff? Do you have too many committees? Do your board members help open doors and raise funds?

There are many questions that can be posed and discussed so this session will focus on what you are interested in exploring with your peers across the community. We hope you’ll join us for a lively discussion.

About the Facilitator

Nancy March, a retired Tucson attorney, has served as Board President for several non-profit organizations of different sizes over the last 25 years, and has been fortunate to work alongside some inspirational leaders along the way. These non-profits have included Arts for All/Third Street Kids, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation and, currently, True Concord Voices and Orchestra.