Governance Consulting: Nonprofit Success for Boards and Staff

These are some of KPA’s most commonly requested governance topics. We address these issues in a variety of formats according to your needs including board and staff retreats, workshops, keynotes, executive coaching and long-term consulting.

 KPA can help your board discover how best to share their gifts.


  • Who should serve on your board?
  • Where do you find them?
  • What is the best approach?
  • What do you expect of them?
  • How do you effectively communicate your expectations?
  • What is the difference between governance and management?
  • Who should be involved in recruiting? The role of the board and staff

 Board Orientation (also called On-Boarding or Induction)

  • Training your board in your case statement
  • Questions to ask your new board members
  • Clarifying expectation
  • Finding the right fit for talents
  • Creating a “mission moment”

Board Meetings

  • How to get people to attend?
  • What do you do if they don’t show- (is there a carrot or a stick for your board?)
  • Utilizing everyone’s strategic thinking abilities in the board room
  • Tips and techniques to gain red and green flags
  • The joys of a consent agenda
  • Handling difficult people
  • Handling non-difficult people (your silent, thoughtful folks who don’t share their great ideas)

 KPA can help your board become experts in your mission.

 Creating Mission, Vision and Values Statements

  • How are we?
  • What are we going to do?
  • How do we know if we are successful?
  • What is the ethical standard by which we do business?

 Goals Setting

Consultations & Retreats

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We offer a range of consulting services, tailored to your needs, designed to help your non-profit reach its potential.

Creating a culture of Board Fund Raisng
No one joins a board because it is a great opportunity to raise funds. People join for a myriad of reasons—from a love of your mission, simply being asked by a friend, or having their arm twisted by an employer. Regardless of the motivation for service, a board member is different from other volunteers. A board member is morally, legally, and fiscally responsible to carry out the mission of your organization, which means that making sure there are adequate resources is part of the job. Not everyone understands this before taking on the responsibility of being a board member. To get the right people in your boardroom, you need a recruiting plan that both clarifies these potential misunderstandings and targets the individuals who will best help you achieve your goals. Competition for funds and talent are greater than ever. KPA has nine tips to recruit the board you need.