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The 4 Big Mistakes to Avoid With Your Nonprofit Board

How Leaders Enrich Their Ministry Results Through God-Honoring Governance

with John Pearson

Friday, June 17, 2022 -- 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (light breakfast at 8:00 a.m.)

at the Encinitas Community Center - 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

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A Ministry Seminar open to TBG Partners and Ministries ONLY - Free!

Who should attend?

  • Ministry CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Ministry Board Members
  • TBG Partners

RSVP Here Today...Space is Limited

Questions? Contact Andy Oberst


Seminar Facilitator:

JOHN PEARSON is the co-author, with former ECFA President Dan Busby, of four board governance books including, Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom. A board governance consultant for

the last 17 years, he served 25 years as the CEO of three associations: Christian Camp & Conference Association, Willow Creek Association, and Christian Management Association (now CLA), where he observed governance best (and worst) practices in hundreds of ministries. John is the former board chair at Christian Community Credit Union and is the author of Mastering the Management Buckets (2008) and Mastering Mistake Making (2021). He is also the editor of the ECFA Governance Toolbox Series.

CEOs and Board Members Will Learn:

How to recruit and inspire the right people—with the right motives—to serve on your board, by focusing on the 4 phases of board recruitment.

How to increase engagement, commitment, and generosity—by understanding the 3 board hats: governance, volunteer, and participant.

How to leverage the 3 Powerful S’s of your board members and CEO—Spiritual Gifts, Social Styles, and Strengths.

How to discern God’s voice about your ministry’s future—with a 3-Year Rolling Strategic Plan and a strategy that is owned by the board.


Tools and insights for avoiding the 4 big mistakes that most ministries make (unwittingly!)

Resources for inspiring your board members to be lifelong learners

Templates for board meeting agendas, annual affirmations, and board retreats



❑ Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom: 40 Insights for Better Board Meetings (2nd Edition)

❑ More Lessons From the Nonprofit Boardroom: Effectiveness, Excellence, Elephants!

❑ Lessons From the Church Boardroom: 40 Insights for Exceptional Governance (2nd Edition),

❑ ECFA Tools and Templates for Effective Board Governance: Time-Saving Solutions for Your Board BLOGS:

❑ Governance of Christ-Centered Organizations (ECFA) www.ecfagovernance.blogspot.com

❑ John Pearson’s Buckets Blog (book reviews) https://urgentink.typepad.com/my_weblog/

WEBSITE: www.managementbuckets.com/board-bucket