Have you enjoyed the special Board Development series that I’ve been doing with Sean Kosofsky (“The Nonprofit Fixer”)?
I’ve gotten some great feedback on this series and the one that happened before that with Alex Sirota from NewPath Consulting on Growing in the Digital Age, so I’ll definitely be on the lookout for other topics that might be of benefit to cover in this way.
The final episode in the Board Development topic went live on Thursday. In this wrap-up episode, two additional organizations shared their experiences around board development.
First up was Adam Odsess-Rubin. Founder and Artistic Director of National Queer Theater. Originally from Berkeley, CA, he has worked as a director, actor, and teaching artist nationally with American Conservatory Theater, The Guthrie Theater, and New York Theatre Workshop. Adam graduated from New York University with a masters degree in Educational Theatre in 2018 and started National Queer Theater to advance liberation for queer communities through the arts.
Then, you’ll hear from Martina Cucullu Lim. Martina is the Executive Director of the Eviction Defense Collaborative where she leads anti-displacement and homelessness prevention initiatives in the City and County of San Francisco. In fact, EDC has served as the lead agency for the design, implementation and oversight of San Francisco's Tenant Right to Counsel System. In her role, Martina oversees the collaboration of nine legal services organizations providing full scope legal representation to tenants at risk of eviction. Martina also advocates for the expansion of tenant rights and the preservation of housing equity and access to justice across San Francisco.
What about you? What has your experience been around board development? Are there pieces that seem to be a continuous challenge? Anything that you’ve got dialed in to perfection? Drop a reply to this email. I’d love to hear.
If you missed any of the episodes in this series, you can catch up here.
It’s Coming! The Joy of Membership’s MemberCare Software
I’m pleased to report that things are continuing to roll forward on the new Member Care software!
The development team even added a “chat” widget this week that can be implemented on any website, providing a whole new way of engaging members (and potential members) in conversations. And, if you know me at all, you can bet that I’ll have some great “scripts” for you around how to *easily* use this tool with your members. 😉
I’ll be ready for the public release soon (aiming for the end of Q1), but in the meantime, I’m piloting now. If that possibility seems intriguing, you can get on my schedule here: joyofmembership.app