Meeting Archive:
Board success: Fire the lousy members and find the right ones

Meeting Description:
How can you prevent your board from keeping toxic people? How can you help your good board members succeed? These important, difficult questions are crucial to your board's success.
Learn from someone who's been there:
Simone Joyaux, author of Firing Lousy Board Members, guides you with specific examples on how to move your board toward excellence. She will touch on the following topics:
  • How can you monitor and fire "lousy board members"?
  • What is your governance committee's role in firing and keeping members?
  • How can you craft high expectations to prevent firing people in the first place?
  • How can you recruit quality board members?
  • How can a nonprofit staff empower its board members?
Join us on May 18:
Join CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan and author Simone Joyaux on Wednesday, May 18, at 11:00 Central Time.
Ask your questions when you register and our expert will come ready to answer those at the start.
Date: Wed, May 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Denise McMahan
 Presenter Information
Simone Joyaux, Joyaux Associates
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Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, provides consulting services in fund development, strategic planning and board development to all types and sizes of nonprofits. She speaks at conferences worldwide; serves as faculty for the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Development, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; and volunteers on boards including CFRE International. In addition, she is the author of two other books: Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships (coauthored with Tom Ahern) and Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships that Last (in its third edition). She has contributed chapters to other books including The Fundraising Feasibility Study and The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook, as well as columns to The Nonprofit Quarterly. Find out more at

Denise McMahan, CausePlanet
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Denise McMahan is founder and publisher of CausePlanet, a professional development resource for busy nonprofit leaders who want to stay informed about essential reading through Page to Practice nonprofit book summaries, leadership training and smart content. Read her blog at