Does Your Nonprofit Board Orientation Make the Grade?

A good Board Orientation is essential to unleash the full potential of your board and build strong relationships.

Unfortunately, most board orientations fall short in several key areas -- including both content and process.

Get your free Effective Board Orientation Checklist to assess your board orientation AND discover what you can do right now to increase your board engagement. 

Mary Hiland

Mary Hiland, Ph.D. has 40 years of experience in the nonprofit sector – both as an executive and a board member. She's been consulting with and coaching nonprofit leaders for 15 years, focusing on strengthening nonprofit executive and board teams for community impact. Mary has a Ph.D. with a focus on nonprofit leadership and governance and three Masters’ degrees. She's a published author, speaker, and researcher. Mary has received numerous honors including Tribute to Women in Industry and the Silicon Valley Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award.

"As a result of our work with Mary, I feel very supported by the board and we have a good process for negotiating and reviewing performance goals. I recommend Mary to any executive director who wants a strong partnership with the board." ~~ Kimberly Ferm, Executive Director, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services

"Mary educated and supported us in implementing a board development strategy that got real results. We added four new board members and re-energized the board! I highly recommend Mary.” ~~ Susan Fuller, Board Chair, PlaneTree Health Library