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Not-for-profit governance series: Responsibility & privilege of board leadership

Joan Garry on the tools boards need to be effective champions for their organisations.

By Institute of Directors
15 May 2022
read time
60 min to watch


Joan Garry shares her philosophy that a thriving non-profit is like a twin-engine jet and her conviction that a strong board is vital (an engine) to growth in scope and impact. She speaks to why boards matter, how to effectively market board service and the tools and resources boards need to be effective ambassadors and champions for their organisations.

Joan Garry

Joan Garry is an internationally recognised champion for the non-profit sector and a highly sought after executive coach for CEOs at some of the United States’ largest organisations. Joan’s firm offers high-end strategic advisory services with a unique combination of coaching and management consulting. She is called upon by large organisations to tackle substantial change management, crisis management and leadership transitions requiring a hands-on strategist, a messaging expert, and a compassionate truth teller.

Joan is the go-to resource for hundreds of thousands of non-profit leaders worldwide. Through her blog, podcast and book, Joan Garry’s Guide to Non-profit Leadership, she has become the ‘Dear Abby’ of the non-profit sector, advocating for the success of non-profits, large and small.

As a columnist for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes Magazine, among others, Joan is a preeminent media spokesperson and thought leader on the role of the non-profit sector in our society and is a sought after voice on issues facing the sector today.

Joan is also the founder of the Non-profit Leadership Lab, the online educational and community portal she leads for board and staff leaders of small non-profits.

Also in the Not-for-profit governance series:

A new world

Fundraising essentials for board members

Chair observations

Courageous leadership


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