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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Jan 15, 2019

We’re all familiar with that board member whose attitude, actions, and absences add up to disengagement. We’re faced with the questions: How can we reengage this person? Should we reengage this person?

Cindi Phallen, president of Create Possibility and author of The Impact Triangle: The 3 Essentials to Accelerate Your Nonprofit Enterprise, talks with Dolph about determining the best course of action when a board member is fading out. 


Board Engagement Checklist:

Cindi’s site:

The Impact Triangle:

*****Timestamped Highlights*****    

(3:17) Success starts with mindset

(4:00) Four tools for board engagement   

(7:07) Let’s see how I can be a really bad volunteer…

(9:06) This fundraising myth

(10:30) Three parts of storytelling

(13:10) Get out of your own way

(17:21) Is Charlie still on the board?

(21:33) Exit interview

(25:38) Cindi, the bicoastal sports fan