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  BOSTON BOLDER BOARD TRAINING

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New York Bolder Board Training - Tuition for One (1) Person with Early Bird Discount
199.00

Saturday November 10th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Weil Music Room, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

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New York Bolder Board Training - Tuition for 10 (10) People with Group Discount.
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Saturday November 10th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Weil Music Room, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

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Boston Bolder Board Training - Tuition for One (1) Person with Early Bird Discount
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Saturday October 13th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston, MA. 

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Saturday October 13th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston, MA.
 

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  BOSTON BOLDER BOARD TRAINING

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Boston Bolder Board Training - Tuition for One (1) Person with Early Bird Discount
199.00

Saturday October 13th, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
The Royal Sonesta Hotel, Boston, MA. 

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Thank you for making the first Bolder Board Training in New York a great success! We want to put as much love into future Trainings as we can. You can help by answering the questions below about your experience. We really care about what you thought. Thank you for doing this!

 

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If you loved the experience, we would greatly appreciate a brief testimonial that we could use to promote the Training to others in the future - perhaps something you got out of the Training, why you would recommend it to others, and/or how it compared to other board trainings you've experienced. Please include the title we should use with your name, e.g., "Board Member, Organization X." Thank you so much!
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Thank you for your interest in bringing the Bolder Board Training to your community. We will be in touch within the next 48 hours, sooner if we can. Thanks again. 

 

 

 

 
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Saratoga Bolder Board Training - Tuition for One (1) Person with Tuition Discount
279.00

Saturday September 23, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saratoga City Center, Saratoga Springs

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Welcome!

And thank you for registering for the Washington D.C. Bolder Board Training in 2017. We'd like to get to know a little bit more about you, your organization and your goals to make the most of our time together. We request that you complete and return this form to us by November 1st. Thank you.

 

Our intention is to make a difference with every person in the room and every organization each of you represents. Our goal is to cause a transformation, a fundamental shift in the way you, and your board, see the issues we are discussing. We achieve that goal together, and one of the things we need from you in order to make this happen is a good understanding of what we like to call the “listening” into which we will be speaking. Its important for us to know who you are, and what you are up to in the world, so that we can make this day the best possible experience for you. Please take a few minutes to look at the questions below, give them a little thought, and complete and submit this form. That way we will have your thoughts in mind as we are preparing for the day we will spend together.  Thank you for the difference you make in the world. We look forward to working with you to expand on it.

 

 

Please answer the questions below as fully as you are able. 

Your Name *
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Please tell us the full name of the organization you will be representing at the Training so that we can seat you together with your colleagues.
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Please tell us the name/nickname (including last name) as you would like it to appear on your name tag for the training.
Please tell us a little about the charitable organization on the board of which you serve or for which you work - what's the nature of the work and the impact?
Approximately how large is the annual expense budget of the organization?
How many of the other board members (and/or) staff from your organization do you estimate might be attending and can you tell us who they are?
Are you attending with a friend or member of your community that you would like to be seated with? If so please tell us who they are.
What goals do you have for your participation in the Training?
How many years have you been on the board (or staff) of this organization?
How did you hear about the training?
Tell us when, where, if you remember!
Photo/Video Release *
You will be requited to sign a photo/video release form at the Training. Please check the box below to confirm you understand and agree, or let us know if you have a question and one of our team will contact you to discuss.
Do you have any special needs we should know about?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
Can we share your name, email and phone number with other participants so you can connect?

Welcome!

And thank you for registering for the Saratoga Bolder Board Training in 2017. We'd like to get to know a little bit more about you, your organization and your goals to make the most of our time together. We request that you complete and return this form to us by August 15th. Thank you.

 

Our intention is to make a difference with every person in the room and every organization each of you represents. Our goal is to cause a transformation, a fundamental shift in the way you, and your board, see the issues we are discussing. We achieve that goal together, and one of the things we need from you in order to make this happen is a good understanding of what we like to call the “listening” into which we will be speaking. Its important for us to know who you are, and what you are up to in the world, so that we can make this day the best possible experience for you. Please take a few minutes to look at the questions below, give them a little thought, and complete and submit this form. That way we will have your thoughts in mind as we are preparing for the day we will spend together.  Thank you for the difference you make in the world. We look forward to working with you to expand on it.

 

 

Please answer the questions below as fully as you are able. 

Your Name *
Your Name
Please tell us the full name of the organization you will be representing at the Training so that we can seat you together with your colleagues.
Your Phone *
Your Phone
Name Tag *
Name Tag
Please tell us the name/nickname (including last name) as you would like it to appear on your name tag for the training.
Please tell us a little about the charitable organization on the board of which you serve or for which you work - what's the nature of the work and the impact?
Approximately how large is the annual expense budget of the organization?
How many of the other board members (and/or) staff from your organization do you estimate might be attending and can you tell us who they are?
Are you attending with a friend or member of your community that you would like to be seated with? If so please tell us who they are.
What goals do you have for your participation in the Training?
How many years have you been on the board (or staff) of this organization?
How did you hear about the training?
Tell us when, where, if you remember!
Photo/Video Release *
You will be requited to sign a photo/video release form at the Training. Please check the box below to confirm you understand and agree, or let us know if you have a question and one of our team will contact you to discuss.
Do you have any special needs we should know about?
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
Can we share your name, email and phone number with other participants so you can connect?

Thank you for making the Bolder Board Training in Saratoga great success! We want to put as much love into future Trainings as we can. You can help by answering the questions below about your experience. We really care about what you thought. Thank you for doing this!

 

Please rate the following:

If you loved the experience, we would greatly appreciate a brief testimonial that we could use to promote the Training to others in the future - perhaps something you got out of the Training, why you would recommend it to others, and/or how it compared to other board trainings you've experienced. Please include the title we should use with your name, e.g., "Board Member, Organization X." Thank you so much!
Would you like us to be in touch about future consulting?
Would you like us to be in touch about bringing the Training to your city/community?
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Thank you for making the Bolder Board Training in Austin a great success! We want to put as much love into future Trainings as we can. You can help by answering the questions below about your experience. We really care about what you thought. Thank you for doing this!

 

Please rate the following:

If you loved the experience, we would greatly appreciate a brief testimonial that we could use to promote the Training to others in the future - perhaps something you got out of the Training, why you would recommend it to others, and/or how it compared to other board trainings you've experienced. Please include the title we should use with your name, e.g., "Board Member, Organization X." Thank you so much!
Would you like us to be in touch about future consulting?
Would you like us to be in touch about bringing the Training to your city/community?
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Wisconsin

Monday, September 11, 2017
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn, Manitowoc
$125-150 per Person with Early Bird Special

This Training is Being Hosted by our Partners at United Way of Manitowoc County.

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Thank you for making the Insititue for Nonprofit Practice Training in Boston a great success! We want to put as much love into future Trainings as we can. You can help by answering the questions below about your experience. We really care about what you thought. Thank you for doing this!

 

Please rate the following:

If you loved the experience, we would greatly appreciate a brief testimonial that we could use to promote the Training to others in the future - perhaps something you got out of the Training, why you would recommend it to others, and/or how it compared to other board trainings you've experienced. Please include the title we should use with your name, e.g., "Board Member, Organization X." Thank you so much!
Would you like us to be in touch about future consulting?
Would you like us to be in touch about bringing the Training to your city/community?
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Saratoga

Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saratoga City Center
$279 per Person

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Austin

Saturday, October 7, 2017
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Brazos Hall, Austin
$150 per person with Early Bird Special
This Training is Being Hosted by our Partners at Notley Ventures. 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. We deeply appreciate your feedback. If you asked us to follow up with you we will be in touch within the next 48 hours, sooner if we can. Thanks again. 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for making the very first Bolder Board Training a great success! We want to put as much love into future Trainings as we can. You can help by answering the questions below about your experience. We really care about what you thought. Thank you for doing this!

 

Please rate the following on a scale of 1 - 5, 5 being great, 1 being poor.

If you loved the experience, we would greatly appreciate a brief testimonial that we could use to promote the Training to others in the future - perhaps something you got out of the Training, why you would recommend it to others, and/or how it compared to other board trainings you've experienced. Please include the title we should use with your name, e.g., "Board Member, Organization X." Thank you so much!
Would you like us to be in touch about future consulting?
Would you like us to be in touch about bringing the Training to your city/community?
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Bolder boards help more kids.
Cure more disease.
Alleviate more hunger.
Reduce more poverty.
 Produce more art and culture.
Eviscerate more hopelessness.
Destroy more despair.
Create a better world.

Be a bolder board.

THANKS TO ALL FOR AN INCREDIBLE, SOLD-OUT, INAUGURAL BOLDER BOARD TRAINING! WE'LL ANNOUNCE NEW CITIES AND  DATES SOON. REGISTRATION FOR THE 10-21-17 BOSTON EVENT WILL OPEN SOON. 

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Thank you for your interest in attending the Bolder Board Training in Wisconsin. Hold the date - September11th, 2017, 830 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please complete the form below, we will hold a seat and we promise to let you know as soon as registration opens. 

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Austin, October 7, 2017

Boston, October 21, 2017

New York, November 18, 2017

Saratoga, September 23, 2017

Washington,D.C., December 2,2017

Wisconsin, September 11, 2017

More cities coming soon!

This is not your average board training.

The Bolder Board Training helps nonprofit boards awaken, articulate and pursue their most magnificent dreams. It teaches boards how to work with their CEOs to create audacious possibilities for impact. It is the first board training designed specifically to offer boards a pragmatic and conscientious alternative to the culture of financial deprivation and constriction that they often find themselves upholding. It is not a traditional training on governance and finance. It is an immersion in possibility and aspiration that positively and radically disrupts traditional ways of thinking. The Training takes place over the course of approximately seven hours on a Saturday. It is part lecture, part workshop. It is designed specifically for boards. Organizations are encouraged to bring as many of their board members as possible. The Training can also serve as a powerful first day to a board retreat.

 

I'mpossible.

The training liberates natural leadership instincts from the constraints of our cultural mindset about charity. It helps boards become conscious of persistent, limiting assumptions. It is based on the idea that we are at our best, most fully alive, and most impactful when we are challenging assumptions of impossibility – often that we didn't even know we had.

 

 

 

 

The training empowers a board to create a new future based on what's possible, instead of being driven unconsciously by fear.

Sadly, dreaming can often be seen as a liability in the nonprofit sector. Something could go wrong, and we perceive that as a potential violation of our fiduciary duty. And convention ridicules. It tells us that dreams are sophomoric, silly – idealistic distractions. The training will show you that dreams are the most sophisticated, catalytic forces known to humanity. Where convention says it’s an organization’s duty to its donors to lower overhead, the training will show you how that mindset becomes a self-limiting obstacle to your true potential to achieve your real mission and deliver the impact donors really want.

The training is based on the idea that a dream, taken seriously – underline, "taken seriously," – is the most sophisticated thing known to humankind. It will take you and your organization to a place you may never have given yourselves permission to dream of going, but where you always wanted to be. It’s the serious conversation that typical nonprofit board trainings avoid. It will align, liberate and uplift.  It will allow you to take responsibility for your own potential and create the possibilities that attracted you to this work in the first place. It is a hurricane of fresh air in what can be a suffocating paradigm of traditional thought.

 

Participants report results in these areas:

  • Energy for continued work, inspiration for new efforts
  • More powerful relationships between the board and CEO
  • New board appreciation for the need to invest in growth
  • More effective long-term and strategic planning 
  • Better board alignment and empowerment
  • New interest in innovation
  • Ability to declare daring goals and intentions
  • A new sense of potential
  • Important new connections
  • A sense of renewal
  • Better personal relationships with fellow board members
  • Enlightenment about the negative effects of focusing on keeping overhead low
  • Organizational courage
  • Ability to create a possibility
  • Understanding how to scale
  • New ways of thinking about obtaining growth capital
  • Willingness to set deadlines for mission-critical goals
  • Ability to turn obstacles into opportunities

 

The training is for board members who are serious about leading their organization into a bold future.

 That's why we ask people to commit the better part of a day. It's a day that you'll never forget. And while you're coming in order to create new possibilities for the charitable organization you serve, you may well find that the training gets you thinking more boldly about other areas of your life as well.

We highly recommend that you get as many of your board members as possible to attend. The more of the board that's there, the more you can develop consensus and enthusiasm for a common vision for your future.

 

The training is led by Dan Pallotta

Dan invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, which raised over half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise.  His 2013 TED talk on philanthropy is one of the 100 most-viewed TED talks of all time.

His book, "Uncharitable," is the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that it, "deserves to become the nonprofit sector's new manifesto." He is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review online. He is widely credited with changing the national conversation about impact and overhead in charity in America.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DAN

 

Important

  1. The training is designed to introduce Dan’s groundbreaking ideas to people who have never heard them before. We designed it because so many senior staff said they wanted their boards to hear the message. Dan loves and appreciates his fans, and of course you are welcome, but be advised that some portions of the material may be duplicative of Dan's books and live events if you have attended one of his speeches before.

  2. We strongly recommend that organizations bring as many of their board members as possible. One of the biggest comments we get is, “I wish my whole board had been here.”

Q&A

How is it different from traditional trainings?

First, traditional board trainings begin and end with issues of governance and fiduciary duty.  Staff trainings focus on best practices within the current operating paradigm. Those things are critical, of course, but should not be an end unto themselves. They should be a means to a far greater end. The Bolder Board Training begins where others end. It’s a counter-intuitive experience for organizations that are serious about impact, and about creating a future based on what’s possible, instead of what has happened in the past. Second, you're not isolated with your own board. You're with a diverse community of board members that cross geography, demography and issues. You learn from a variety of perspectives and challenges, share ideas and insights, and even meet new friends.

What's the subject matter?

Each of us has powerful moments of insight when we see into our own greatness and the potential greatness of our organizations. We realize that there is no reason we can't perform at the level of those iconic organizations we most idolize. In those moments, we know that this is who we really are and these are the things we're meant to do. The training will help you take action to turn those flashes of vision into reality.

It's divided into two separate sessions on liberation and innovation. First, we’ll look at the anachronistic constraints under which most nonprofit organizations operate, so that you can become conscious of just how much they hold you and your team back. Because once you’re conscious of a pattern or system that has been holding you back, you can be free of it. In the second part of the training, we’ll take a counter-intuitive look at innovation. We’ll demystify the whole idea of it in a way that makes it much more accessible to you. What you’ll be left with is the opportunity to create a new possibility for your work and your organization and all those you serve.

What will we learn?

  • New thinking. You'll get an entirely new way of thinking about charity, nonprofit business practice, giving and making a difference. You'll learn how loyalty to obsolete conventions and traditional definitions of fiduciary duty undermine your organization’s true potential, and you'll learn the five conventions that fundamentally obstruct your ability to achieve it. And you'll walk away with an intellectual arsenal that gets your donors to think differently about how they invest in you;
  • The power of purpose, methodically and consistently applied;
  • New ways of looking at innovation, including the four keys to successful innovation, how to understand the nature of the box outside of which you are told to think, and how to create an inspiring possibility;
  • How to create a future that is not based on the past and why great dreams are easier to achieve than small plans;
  • How to make intelligent investments in your growth;
  • How to increase the aliveness, energy and enthusiasm of your team and your board and how to transform your board and keep it transformed;

What are the logistics/cost/requirements?

  • Cost for the training varies by city. Click here for pricing;

  • The trainings take place from 8:30am to approximately 4:00pm.

  • Results are best when a majority of your board is present. Now, you may have the reaction that it will be difficult to get that many to attend. This then becomes an important first exercise toward getting your board aligned on a bold future. Getting them to commit part of a day to their own transformation becomes the first step in getting them to commit to the achievement of a great dream. This is what we mean when we say that the training is for leaders who are serious about making a great impact. We promise an experience that no one will forget;

  • There are two brief morning breaks and a lunch break. Lunch is available at many area restaurants within easy walking distance;

  • Seating is at round tables;

  • In order to keep costs low,  no coffee will be provided. If you need your morning coffee please bring it with you. 

  • Information about parking, where to eat, directions, what-to-wear, etc. will be sent to you several weeks prior to your Training.

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