About the Executive Directors Round Table

The Executive Directors Round Table is a collaborative group of Executive Directors who are interested in working together to support and guide each other and to tackle some of the most challenging issues they face as the leaders of our region’s nonprofits.

This is a confidential group for executive directors to learn, share, and discuss issues that they need to help with, whether it be how to raise the topic of ED succession planning, mission drift, a difficult employee or board member and more.

2020 Quarterly Series:

Each quarterly session will take place at the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene, NH, and will include two parts: first, a presentation or facilitated discussion by an experienced moderator, and then the peer-to-peer support group session, which may expand on the discussion around the topic just presented, or may be more of the ad hoc sharing that has been the hallmark of this popular series. Ideally, participants will sign up for all four sessions.

February 11: Productivity – how to balance lots of buckets and be effective and efficient

Facilitated by: Cotton Cleveland, Principal, Mather Associates

This session is designed to help Executive Directors with one of their most difficult areas – juggling many balls and ensuring that the most critical priorities are successfully addressed. Having experience running both non-profit organizations and businesses, and consulting with both sectors for many years, Cotton Cleveland will provide strategies and tips for getting the most out of your limited time

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June 2: How to Report Impact When Your Work is Hard to Measure

Facilitated by: Elisabeth Marx, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, VT Community Foundation

Funders today, whether individual or institutional, want to know that their philanthropic investments are making a real difference. For many organizations, that can be hard to show. Not every organization has easy-to-measure outcomes. Elisabeth Marx has guided many Vermont non-profit organizations through the challenge of showing impact and shared their excitement when they are able to demonstrably show how their work is changing lives in the community. She will share some of the ways in which you might tackle this in your own organization.

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September 22: Campaigns: what you need to know to plan for one

Facilitated by: Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE, MBA, Philanthropy Resource Group

Non-profit organizations considering taking on a significant fund drive – whether capital or comprehensive campaign or more narrow funding initiative – needs to know whether they are really prepared and what the best ways might be to approach doing one. Maryann Lindberg has helped organizations of all sizes get ready for and carry out successful campaigns. She will share some of the key elements that need to be in place to succeed, as well as the various types of campaigns that you might want to consider.

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November 17: Effectively Managing Volunteers: best practices for attracting, recruiting, and retaining good volunteers

Facilitated by: Staff, Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center

Volunteers can help an organization do things it could never do otherwise, carrying out tasks that take advantage of unique skill-sets or that staff simply cannot do because of a lack of time. But managing volunteers can be time-consuming and requires specific strategies in order for the relationship to be productive and enjoyable for both the volunteer and the organization. Staff members of the Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center have years of experience successfully managing volunteers in this region, and will be sharing specific strategies and tactics to ensure the best volunteer program for your organization.

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