ECFA Multimedia Resources Equip Nonprofit Board Members with Best Practices

EDFA Governance logoECFA is releasing a series of resources to help nonprofits recruit board members and to help train them with the best practices in governance.

On Tuesday, ECFA announced the release of the first resource in the Governance Toolbox Series. Toolbox No. 1, Recruiting Board Members: Leveraging the 4 Phases of Board Recruitment, addresses the phases of board recruitment (cultivation, recruitment, orientation and engagement), discerning appropriate board member qualifications and criteria and cultivating Christ-centered board prospects.

Like the other installments in the series, Toolbox No. 1 contains one DVD, one facilitator guide with three discussion options and methodologies, and 12 "Read-and-Engage" viewing guides for board members.  According to ECFA, each kit takes an intentionally quick, to-the-point approach for today's multitasking board members. They are also arranged for three potential methodologies, adaptable to each organization's needs and time constraints.  In one methodology, a 10-minute DVD presentation plus a 10-minute discussion can equal immediate engagement.

"The new ECFA Governance Toolbox Series addresses the emerging changes and expectations of nonprofit ministry board members, CEOs and senior team staff members," said ECFA President Dan Busby in announcing the series of resources. "Its Christ-centered approach to governance practices is targeted to inspire leaders of churches and other faith-based organizations in their most challenging issues."

Pricing per kit is $79 for ECFA members and $149 for non-members, plus $5 shipping and handling. Additional sets of six viewing guides are $14.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members.

Additional Toolbox Series resources are currently being developed. Toolbox Series No. 2, Balancing Board Roles: Understanding the 3 Board Hats – Governance, Volunteer and Participant, will be available by the end of 2012.

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Published: October 11, 2012