BoardLaunch: Isn't There a Better Way? The Board's Role in Innovation at Your Nonprofit

This session is designed for board chairs, board members, executive directors and nonprofit leadership staff to explore the board's role in increasing innovation in your nonprofit organization!


Isn't there a better way for our organization to meet its mission; aren't we missing something?  Where are all the good ideas?  Why aren't we making progress?  We are a great organization, but we could be even better, right?If you have asked yourself one or more of these questions in the last month, it's likely that you are ready to increase innovation in your nonprofit organization! 


As a board member, you undoubtedly find yourself helping the organization overcome challenges and find the right solution, for the right people, at the right time.  This is no simple task yet so essential to your nonprofit organization's success!  Every one of these challenges presents you, as a board member, with an opportunity to support innovation in your nonprofit.  


Join us for this interactive session with Dr. Stacy Van Gorp, Nonprofit Consultant, as we discuss how you as a board member can build upon your organization's strengths to increase innovation capacity.  Together we will debunk the five common myths of innovation, take a pulse on your organization's appetite for innovation, uncover four practices to help you govern an innovative organization, and use hands-on tools to help you recognize your organization's innovation history and potential.  We are a great organization, but we could be even better, right?  Absolutely!  Innovation may be the key to unlocking even greater potential! 

This workshop was designed collaboratively by Dr. Stacy Van Gorp and Stephanie Clohesy of Clohesy Consulting who have worked together on numerous projects to develop practical tools to help nonprofit and philanthropic leaders build cultures of innovation.  Stacy Van Gorp will be the lead facilitator for this session.  She has 15 years of experience leading and consulting with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.  She recently completed her doctoral research, focusing on innovation in the nonprofit sector.


Date: October 28, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Junior Achievement, 6100 Grand Avenue in Des Moines


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