Designing And Managing Successful Committees: A Professional Development Workshop

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Designing And Managing Successful Committees: A Professional Development Workshop says
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Designing and Managing Successful Committees: A Professional Development Workshop
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125

When nonprofit law was created in the 1950s, the board and committee model was based on utilizing volunteers who had abundant time. At that time there were only 30,000 nonprofits in the United States; it worked.

Times have changed since the 1950s. Today there are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in need of 25.5 million people to fill their board and committee seats. Additionally, today’s economic climate has made it more challenging for leaders to lead. Volunteer time and financial resources have diminished even as the need for competent leaders has grown.

Now more than ever, making your organization attractive and efficient is critical to recruiting and retaining leaders. Join presenter Wendy Biro-Pollard as she shares ten principles of effective committee management, how to cultivate new leaders, and how to keep them engaged – all while supporting your organization’s mission.

Both staff and board members are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Registration: $35

For more information, contact Amy Gibbs at 713.527.9330 ex. 122 or

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About the Presenter

Wendy Biro-Pollard is a nonprofit management expert and Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). She is a seasoned speaker and facilitator in demand at regional and national conferences in the US and Canada. Wendy has led hundreds of workshops and seminars for individuals in the public and private sector, for state and national associations, and for national service and faith-based programs.

Wendy currently provides healthcare volunteer management consulting services at two large healthcare systems – one in Chicago, IL, and one is Odessa, TX. She and her training partner, Kathleen McCleskey, are working with the Kansas Commission on Volunteerism on a one-year grant to increase skills-based and pro bono volunteer utilization within the state of Kansas.

In 2012 she was one of 20 people selected to be on the first BoardSource® Certified Governance Training Team. Wendy served on the national training team for VISTA Americorp from 1999 to 2011 and, in 2007, provided contract training services for Temple University’s Center for Intergenerational Learning boomer volunteer initiati
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By: Houston Arts Alliance