Board Engagement Services

Is your organization's board new or going through a transition? Are board members seeking greater engagement? Would a little education and planning help board members?

SCANPO’s Board Engagement Services Can Help!!

One-Hour Board Consultation


FREE for SCANPO Members

SCANPO staff is available to chat with CEOs and board chairs to help take your organization's "temperature" and provide guidance on strengthening Chair / CEO relations.

  • How healthy is your board composition?
  • How well do your board and CEO work together?
  • Could board meetings be more effective?
  • Are there SCANPO tools that might help?

Here’s what our members are saying:

"Sharon from the SCANPO team provided an hour-long consultation after our self-assessment using the Guiding Principles & Best Practices. This experience has created a new level of Board engagement for GRACE Ministries as we now have active goals to achieve Best Practices in order to better serve Horry and Georgetown counties. I am very grateful and impressed with SCANPO’s commitment to excellence and guidance during this process and would encourage other members to participate and take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen their organizations.”J. Kunkel – GRACE Ministries


How To Be An Effective Board

2-3 Hour Training

Member Rate: $750

  • Create a shared understanding of board members roles and responsibilities.
  • Agree on healthy boundaries between CEO and board.
  • Learn Board Governance Best Practices
  • Activate and motivate board committees with clear communications channels.
  • Learn tools for effective use of board meetings.

Here’s what our members are saying:

“Sharon’s board training was excellent and on point – we all pressed ‘reset’ in our thinking through our role in the relation to our new Executive Director's.  It also got everyone more engaged.  In our last board meeting, every board member spoke up in a meaningful way.  We also made some motions to make our board more functional and laid the groundwork for future motions for committee adoptions. Everyone was appreciative of your guidance and to have an opportunity to get some things on the table that needed to be addressed.” - K. Grant, board member, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry 

Creating and Maintaining High Performing Boards

2-3 Hour Training

Member Rate: $750

  • Understand the characteristics of an effective nonprofit board.
  • Learn attributes of an effective board member
  • Assess the composition of your current board and identify gaps.
  • Agree on strategies for board recruitment
  • Leave with a shared plan to identify and recruit effective board members

4-6 Hour Combination Board Training

Member Rate: $1,000

Start with How To Be An Effective Board and complete your day making a plan to strengthen and energize your board’s capacity to support your mission with Creating and Maintaining High Performing Boards.

Align Your Board with a Common Purpose

6-8 Hour Tactical Planning Retreat

Member Rate: $1,500

  • Pre-Retreat:  Meet with SCANPO facilitator to identify your unique retreat goals.
  • Retreat Day
  • Learn and agree on Tactical Planning Process
  • Identify 3-5 SMART Goals to move your mission forward.
  • Create a one year tactical plan for achieving goals and objectives

Here’s what our members are saying:

“Having Sharon facilitate our use of the logic model helped us develop a unified action plan that involves everyone’s programs and expertise. Having it laid out in this format helps identify how we can work together more efficiently and on point to fulfill our mission.” - S. Lyles - PalmettoPride

*Additional mileage and accommodation fees for travel over 30 miles may apply.