Board Training

Client Testimonial: SCACAP Board Training Retreat
Mel Gravely
02-January-2018

Client Testimonial: SCACAP Board Training Retreat

We thought an appropriate way to start 2018 would be with a client letter. This letter comes from Jessica McMoore, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships (SCACAP). The Gravely Group CEO, Melvin Gravely, attended the 2017 Statewide Board Training Retreat for the SCACAP in early December 2017. He presented four…

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5 Reasons for Good Board Development and Training
Mel Gravely
12-December-2017

5 Reasons for Good Board Development and Training

The most effective organizations invest in their boards, and encourage continual learning in the boardroom. But why board training? The Gravely Group works with a diverse range of clients in the early learning industry. Here are five reasons we feel it’s important to have good board development and training. It helps build the board Time…

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Successfully Staffing Your Non-Profit Board
Mel Gravely
29-November-2017

Successfully Staffing Your Non-Profit Board

Serving on a nonprofit board can be immensely rewarding. A common approach to staffing a nonprofit board is to invite seasoned business men and women who want to give back to the community. In this approach, business-savvy executives are expected to leverage their for-profit business success and replicate it at the nonprofit level. However, running…

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Client Testimonial: West Ohio Community Action Partnership (VIDEO)
Mel Gravely
26-June-2017

Client Testimonial: West Ohio Community Action Partnership (VIDEO)

We are always getting mail from our workshop participants and we love it. It’s almost like getting fan mail! We recently received a letter from Jacqueline with the West Ohio Community Action Partnership our of Lima, Ohio. Dear Mr Gravely, It is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for you. based on the…

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Creating an Effective Board is all in the Bylaws (VIDEO)
Mel Gravely
27-April-2017

Creating an Effective Board is all in the Bylaws (VIDEO)

Each organization should decide what is needed to be able to function well. Bylaws need to be impartial, that is, fair to all. Members play an important role in determining what the document contains; and they must be able to make changes, not on a whim, but in a manner that protects all members as…

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Using Training as a Means to Increase Parent Involvement
Mel Gravely
15-February-2017

Using Training as a Means to Increase Parent Involvement

Parent Participation is Essential The skill to manage ideas and motivate people to action is perhaps the most critical asset to any Head Start program. As we know, parent participation is essential to successful program outcomes, however, it’s not always easy to get parents involved. That’s why upfront and ongoing training, especially when it relates…

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VIDEO: Obstacles that Head Start Boards Face
Mel Gravely
12-January-2017

VIDEO: Obstacles that Head Start Boards Face

One of the major obstacles that Head Start boards face is that they don’t understand the mission and history of Head Start, which makes it more difficult to understand the Program Governance function from the legal and fiscal responsibility, and how as a Board, they are involved in the overseeing of the program. That’s why…

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The Financial Oversight Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board of Directors
Mel Gravely
07-January-2017

The Financial Oversight Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board of Directors

The financial oversight responsibilities of a non-profit Board of Directors is to ensure that systems are in place to develop and safeguard the organization’s finances. In many cases, funders will want to know that an agency’s board is competent to oversee large grants and federal funds. As the ultimate authority over a non-profit’s mission, the…

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10 Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
Mel Gravely
01-August-2016

10 Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

At The Gravely Group, we believe that there is a critical role that nonprofits play in communities across the nation. Thus it is imperative that a nonprofit Board function at a high level to ensure a clear and strategic organizational direction that supports the agency’s efforts to successfully navigate the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities of…

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The Five Abilities of an Effective Leader
Mel Gravely
09-May-2016

The Five Abilities of an Effective Leader

Leadership is a skill that can’t be taught, but instead can be learned through awareness and observation. People you consider to be leaders have several important abilities that set them apart from the crowd, and if you can recognize what abilities you need in different situations, be it at work, home or anywhere, you can…

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