The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Board Development

Board Development is the process of creating, maintaining & improving the functioning, effectiveness & productivity of board leadership & governance.

NYCON works with nonprofits to ensure their board composition, policies, structure, and practices support effective governance.  From bylaws to board minutes and nominations to board leadership, we can help your board effectively implement its fiduciary responsibilities and build a team capable of effectively stewarding the organization’s mission and assets in an increasingly regulated world.

NYCON can work with your board to assess its strengths and identify opportunities for improvement; engage and build consensus among members; and provide training and educational opportunities in all of the major board policy & monitoring functions, including:

  • Board Management & Development
  • Personnel Oversight
  • Fiscal Oversight
  • Resource Development
  • Mission Impact- Programs and Services
  • Stakeholder/Community Relations
  • Planning for the Future

Our experienced professionals can help your board in such areas as:

  • Policymaking and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Recruiting, orientating and retaining board members
  • Decision making
  • Team building and managing interpersonal dynamics
  • Organizing effective committee structures
  • Board-executive director relationships
  • Planning and facilitating board retreats

Contact Susan Weinrich, VP of Organizational & Community Development for more information on getting this type of technical assistance, including costs.



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An effective board is integral to your organization’s future, and even the best boards need to periodically check-up and ask “How can we do this even better?” NYCON’s Board Governance Assessments are a discovery tool that can help you answer that question. Learn More and Get Started Today.

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.