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Mastering the Board Matrix: It's Not Just About Race

TechSoup Connect Texas Chapter

Oct 12, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


About this event

In the vibrant world of nonprofits, a well-composed and effective board is a cornerstone for steering the organization towards its mission. Yet, building and maintaining such a board requires a deep understanding and implementation of a strategic tool known as the Board Matrix. This workshop, "Mastering the Board Matrix," is meticulously designed to unravel the intricacies of the Board Matrix to nonprofit leaders, enabling them to harness its full potential in shaping a competent and diversified board.

Our engaging session promises an immersive learning experience through a blend of theoretical knowledge, real-world examples, and interactive activities. By participating, you will not only appreciate the invaluable insight a Board Matrix provides but also become adept at employing it as a transformative tool for your board’s development.


Understanding the Board Matrix:

Uncover the concept and significance of the Board Matrix in ensuring a balanced and effective board.

Explore the various dimensions of the matrix such as skills, experience, demographics, and affiliations, and how they align with your nonprofit’s mission and goals.

Creating and Analyzing a Board Matrix:

Learn a step-by-step approach to developing a comprehensive Board Matrix tailored to your organization’s unique needs.

Delve into analyzing the matrix to identify gaps and opportunities for board enhancement.

Strategic Board Recruitment and Retention:

Utilize the insights derived from the Board Matrix for strategic board recruitment, ensuring a rich blend of skills and perspectives.

Discover effective retention strategies to keep invaluable board members engaged and invested in your cause.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion:

Understand how a Board Matrix can be an instrumental tool in promoting diversity and inclusion within your board and organization.

Learn to set measurable goals and track progress in creating a more inclusive and equitable board environment.

Real-world Applications and Case Studies:

Engage in interactive discussions on real-world case studies to see how various nonprofits have successfully utilized the Board Matrix.

Participate in group activities to apply the learned principles in real-time scenarios, fostering a hands-on understanding and collaboration amongst nonprofit leaders.

This workshop is an incredible opportunity for nonprofit leaders to not only enrich their knowledge but also to network and share experiences with peers facing similar challenges. Mastering the Board Matrix will empower you with the vision and tools necessary to propel your board and organization towards heightened effectiveness and success. Register now to embark on a journey of transforming your nonprofit governance!


  • Nisi Bennett

    AJB Consulting


  • Sean Hale

    Sean Hale Consulting & Philanthroforce


  • Armstrong Nsien


  • Carl Webb


  • Susannah Erler

    Greater Good Strategies


  • Eric Zarko

    RoundTable Technology


  • Justin Brown

    RoundTable Technology


  • Nisi Bennett

    AJB Consulting