Are You Bored With Your Board?
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines the term "bored" as something devoid of interest. Do you currently feel bored with your board? If so, I recommend a wake-up call.
Nonprofit organizations rely on their boards of directors to help reach, maintain or exceed expectations of success. Board members represent the external piece of a larger puzzle that involves administration, staff, volunteers, internal and external stakeholders, plus others over time. Board members are recruited, trained and engaged in a variety of ways. Many organizations have foundation/fundraising boards but do not know how to use their boards effectively. For a variety of reasons, some of you are simply bored with your board!
Duke Haddad, Ed.D., CFRE, is currently associate director of development, director of capital campaigns and director of corporate development for The Salvation Army Indiana Division in Indianapolis. He also serves as president of Duke Haddad and Associates LLC and is a freelance instructor for Nonprofit Web Advisor.
He has been a contributing author to NonProfit PRO since 2008.
He received his doctorate degree from West Virginia University with an emphasis on education administration plus a dissertation on donor characteristics. He received a master’s degree from Marshall University with an emphasis on public administration plus a thesis on annual fund analysis. He secured a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) with an emphasis on marketing/management. He has done post graduate work at the University of Louisville.
Duke has received the Fundraising Executive of the Year Award, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter. He also was given the Outstanding West Virginian Award, Kentucky Colonel Award and Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governors of West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, respectively, for his many career contributions in the field of philanthropy. He has maintained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation for three decades.