The Power of Possibility
Exploring Greater Impact Through Strategic Partnerships
2019 Fall Summit
ABOUT REALIZE BOARD TRAINING FALL SUMMIT
THIS YEAR'S TOPIC:
THE POWER OF POSSIBILITY
It’s never a bad time to consider the possibility of strategic alliances and restructuring, but some moments create more natural opportunities to do so than others. Join us for deep dive into strategic alliances where we share focused resources to help guide board discussion during these critical moments. Learn how to properly reflect on where your organization is, where it’s headed, and how a strategic alliance or restructuring could help.
Initiated by BoardSource and leaders in the field of nonprofit restructuring, The Power of Possibility campaign invites nonprofit boards and executives to consider whether a strategic alliance or restructuring effort could help them unlock new opportunities for impact.
ABOUT THE REALIZE BOARD TRAINING FALL SUMMIT
The REALIZE Board Training Fall Summits are annual seminars focused on giving the region's nonprofits the tools and understanding they need to grow and succeed. The Fall Summits are based on pressing topics noted by local nonprofit staff and leadership.
Includes seminar, continental breakfast & refreshments
Financial assistance is available
FALL SUMMIT GOALS
Discover tools and practices encouraging strategic partnerships between nonprofits. You'll also learn how to consider ways in which your nonprofit would benefit from a strategic alliance. Finally, understand how to cultivate shared understanding that foster mutual accountability and engagement.
Collaborations, Alliances, Corporate Integrations
Laying the Groundwork for Collaboration
Moving the Needle on Community Challenges
Potential Challenges and How to Address
Intentionally Creating a Collaborative Legacy
FALL SUMMIT AGENDA
OUR TRAINED SPEAKER
In addition to serving as a BoardSource senior governance consultant, Susan Decker serves as the director of the Master of Leadership Development program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, working with financial, nonprofit, and organizational professionals in their educational journey of developing and expanding their leadership skills. She has more than 20 years of nonprofit management and leadership experience, currently working with nonprofit organizations on exceptional governance practices, fundraising, board development to increase engagement, and strategic planning.
For more than ten years, Susan worked with two of the country’s most recognized public charities; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. At St. Jude, she served as executive director of field operations, with fundraising responsibility and oversight of $150 million and a staff of 200. Her work also extended to guiding the local boards and assisting with the professional advisory board and the sports council. In her role at Komen, she served as the national director of the affiliate network, where she was responsible for the governance training and compliance of more than 100 local governing boards.
She additionally served as the national director of the Race for the Cure, the world’s largest 5K run/walk series, with fundraising oversight for the affiliate field. Susan has worked with client organizations that have a diversity of missions, sizes, and geographic scopes. She works collaboratively with the board and staff to facilitate growth opportunities for the organization.
Susan currently serves as chair of the governance committee and vice-chair of a foundation board.
BoardSource senior governance consultant