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  • Topic Snapshot

    Topic Snapshot: Boards (2011) -- Available formats: html
    Overview of resources available for this topic.

  • Sample Documents

    MPower Strategic Planning Questionnaire (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document includes the questions that Board members considered during their strategic planning Retreat.

    MPower Worksheet for Strategic Planning (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This worksheet was used by the mPower board to consider program goals and concerns of stakeholders.

    Strategic Plan Draft Document for Virginia's New Well Fund (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This draft document shows the goals and objectives that the board determined for its strategic plan. it also provides a list of specific activitiesm timelines, person's involved, and indicators of the outcome of the activities. The goals include increasing loan volume, increasing marketing efforts, changing lender relationships, and expediting loan processing

    Strategic Planning - Maine mPower Plan (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Kathy Adams from the mPower loan program in Maine describes the retreat the mPower board had to begin to develope a strategic plan. An over view of the loan program is included, as well as the plan for the retreat, who was invited, the survey sent prior to the retreat and what activities the board will pursue.

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This call allowed programs to regroup, recap, and discuss progress that they have made toward developing and implementing their strategic plans. Kathy Adams from Maine, and Basil Kessler from Kansas described steps had taken following the series. Joey Wallace will also review the NewWell Fundís planning documents.

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 - Powerpoint Summary (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powe point was a summary of the kep points in the strategic planning process for loan programs. It included preparation, benefits of a plan, concerns, who participates, and an outline of the process.

    Board Self Assessment (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document helps a board evaluate itself overall in terms of its responsibilities.

    Virginia Loan Fund Governance Manual (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides guidance to the board of the loan program. It delineates the structures in place, the roles and responsibilities of the various entities, the mission, and the relationship of the various components of the loan program.

    Board Development Tools (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides worksheets for a loan program to use to help it with recruitment of board members, for board development activities, and for board fundraising planning.

    Board Member Profile Checklist (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This checklist provides a list of desireable characteristics for board members.

    Board Member Profile Worksheet (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    Thsi worksheet allows indnvidual board dmebers to indciate their expertise and personal data that they contribute to the board.

    Prospective Board Member Information Sheet (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This checklist provides a place for prospective new board members to list their skills and interests and expertise.

  • Toolkits

    MPower Worksheet for Strategic Planning (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This worksheet was used by the mPower board to consider program goals and concerns of stakeholders.

    Board Self Assessment (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document helps a board evaluate itself overall in terms of its responsibilities.

    Individual Board Member Self Evaluation (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This Self-Evaluation form allows individual members of the board asess their own strengthes in relation to the board and its responsibilities.

    New Board Member Orientation Checklist (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This provides a list of topics that could be covered during an orientation for new board members.

    Top Tips for Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list summarizes the key points about building a board, from recruting, to orienting new members, to communication strategies taht work.

    Board Development Tools (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides worksheets for a loan program to use to help it with recruitment of board members, for board development activities, and for board fundraising planning.

    Board Development Worksheets (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    These worksheet can be used by loan programs to identify potential board members and potential ways that the board can be organized.

    Board Member Profile Checklist (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This checklist provides a list of desireable characteristics for board members.

  • Marketing Materials

    Board Development Worksheets (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    These worksheet can be used by loan programs to identify potential board members and potential ways that the board can be organized.

  • Training Materials

    Developing the Strategic Plan - February 10, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    The second in a three-part series on strategic planning focused on how to conduct an analysis, set direction, refine and eventually implement a strategic plan.

    Developing the Strategic Plan - February 10, 2009 - Power Point (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thsi power point looks at the benefits of developing a plan, the steps needed to ensure success, such as assigning a coordiantor, considering outside facilitation, getting commitment from participants, and planning the process. It also looks at other actions that might be approriate, such as gathering baseline data, identifying shared goals, and outlining the planning process steps.

    Loan Committees and the Approval Decision - October 14, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Christy Crowther of Virginiaís New Well Fund discussed the process of sending applications for review to the loan committee and how the loan review committee makes its decisions. She shared an application summary sheet as well as a guide to the underwriting standards used by the committee and explained how her program ensures that loan review committee members are able to render informed decisions about loan applications.

    Preparing for Strategic Planning - January 13, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    The first in a three-part series on strategic planning focused on the importance of planning, the potential benefits and concerns, as well as how to select a work group to engage in the process.

    Preparing for Strategic Planning - January 13, 2009 - Power Point (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation looks at the benefits of strategic planning, the concerns that need to be adressed, who should participate in the process and specifics about planning for an event.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Three: Building Partnerships and Planning for the Future - February 12, 2008 (2008) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program offers suggestions for ways that loan program boards can draw on members' expertise to provide guidance and direction in key areas, including fund raising and marketing.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Three: Building Partnerships and Planning for the Future - February 12, 2008 - Power Point (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation summarizes the earlier sessions - who are the key players by role and resposibility and area of expertise. It also looks at the role of the committees and sub committees, the expectations for board partnerships and fundraising activities.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Two: Organizational Structure of the Board - January 15, 2008 (2008) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program provides information on orienting new board members, self assessment of board members and how to structure sub-committees and work groups to get loan program work conducted.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Two: Organizational Structure of the Board - January 15, 2008 - Power Point (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes how a loan program board can be strengthened through targeted recruitment of new members to the board, how to orient those new members, and how to organize the board around committess and workgroups.

    New Board Member Orientation Checklist (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This provides a list of topics that could be covered during an orientation for new board members.

    Board Development (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This power point provides information on the composition of a board, how to recruit board members and retain them, the member ship of the board, and how to use subcommittees.

    Board Development Tools (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides worksheets for a loan program to use to help it with recruitment of board members, for board development activities, and for board fundraising planning.

    Board Development Worksheets (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    These worksheet can be used by loan programs to identify potential board members and potential ways that the board can be organized.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part One: Recruiting an Effective Board - December 11, 2007 (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program provides information on recruiting and orienting board members.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part One: Recruiting an Effective Board - December 11, 2007 - Power Point (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the different between a govering board and an advisory board. It describes the importance of recruiting proper board members, what the functions of the various members on the baord could be, and how to delineate what skils and qualities new board members could have.

  • Profile

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This call allowed programs to regroup, recap, and discuss progress that they have made toward developing and implementing their strategic plans. Kathy Adams from Maine, and Basil Kessler from Kansas described steps had taken following the series. Joey Wallace will also review the NewWell Fundís planning documents.

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 - Powerpoint Summary (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powe point was a summary of the kep points in the strategic planning process for loan programs. It included preparation, benefits of a plan, concerns, who participates, and an outline of the process.

  • Teleconferences

    Loan Directors - New Directors Series - September 25, 2014 (2014) -- Available formats: rtf ppt mp3 txt other
    The final in the series of Loan Program New Directors series was held on September 25, 2014. The discussion focused on Board of Director Development and Working with a board.

    Developing the Strategic Plan - February 10, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    The second in a three-part series on strategic planning focused on how to conduct an analysis, set direction, refine and eventually implement a strategic plan.

    Developing the Strategic Plan - February 10, 2009 - Power Point (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thsi power point looks at the benefits of developing a plan, the steps needed to ensure success, such as assigning a coordiantor, considering outside facilitation, getting commitment from participants, and planning the process. It also looks at other actions that might be approriate, such as gathering baseline data, identifying shared goals, and outlining the planning process steps.

    Loan Committees and the Approval Decision - October 14, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Christy Crowther of Virginiaís New Well Fund discussed the process of sending applications for review to the loan committee and how the loan review committee makes its decisions. She shared an application summary sheet as well as a guide to the underwriting standards used by the committee and explained how her program ensures that loan review committee members are able to render informed decisions about loan applications.

    MPower Strategic Planning Questionnaire (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document includes the questions that Board members considered during their strategic planning Retreat.

    MPower Worksheet for Strategic Planning (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This worksheet was used by the mPower board to consider program goals and concerns of stakeholders.

    Preparing for Strategic Planning - January 13, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    The first in a three-part series on strategic planning focused on the importance of planning, the potential benefits and concerns, as well as how to select a work group to engage in the process.

    Preparing for Strategic Planning - January 13, 2009 - Power Point (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation looks at the benefits of strategic planning, the concerns that need to be adressed, who should participate in the process and specifics about planning for an event.

    Strategic Plan Draft Document for Virginia's New Well Fund (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This draft document shows the goals and objectives that the board determined for its strategic plan. it also provides a list of specific activitiesm timelines, person's involved, and indicators of the outcome of the activities. The goals include increasing loan volume, increasing marketing efforts, changing lender relationships, and expediting loan processing

    Strategic Planning - Maine mPower Plan (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    Kathy Adams from the mPower loan program in Maine describes the retreat the mPower board had to begin to develope a strategic plan. An over view of the loan program is included, as well as the plan for the retreat, who was invited, the survey sent prior to the retreat and what activities the board will pursue.

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    This call allowed programs to regroup, recap, and discuss progress that they have made toward developing and implementing their strategic plans. Kathy Adams from Maine, and Basil Kessler from Kansas described steps had taken following the series. Joey Wallace will also review the NewWell Fundís planning documents.

    Strategic Planning Follow-Up Call - June 16, 2009 - Powerpoint Summary (2009) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powe point was a summary of the kep points in the strategic planning process for loan programs. It included preparation, benefits of a plan, concerns, who participates, and an outline of the process.

    Board Self Assessment (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document helps a board evaluate itself overall in terms of its responsibilities.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Three: Building Partnerships and Planning for the Future - February 12, 2008 (2008) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program offers suggestions for ways that loan program boards can draw on members' expertise to provide guidance and direction in key areas, including fund raising and marketing.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Three: Building Partnerships and Planning for the Future - February 12, 2008 - Power Point (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation summarizes the earlier sessions - who are the key players by role and resposibility and area of expertise. It also looks at the role of the committees and sub committees, the expectations for board partnerships and fundraising activities.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Two: Organizational Structure of the Board - January 15, 2008 (2008) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program provides information on orienting new board members, self assessment of board members and how to structure sub-committees and work groups to get loan program work conducted.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part Two: Organizational Structure of the Board - January 15, 2008 - Power Point (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes how a loan program board can be strengthened through targeted recruitment of new members to the board, how to orient those new members, and how to organize the board around committess and workgroups.

    Individual Board Member Self Evaluation (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This Self-Evaluation form allows individual members of the board asess their own strengthes in relation to the board and its responsibilities.

    New Board Member Orientation Checklist (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This provides a list of topics that could be covered during an orientation for new board members.

    Top Tips for Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list summarizes the key points about building a board, from recruting, to orienting new members, to communication strategies taht work.

    Virginia Loan Fund Governance Manual (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides guidance to the board of the loan program. It delineates the structures in place, the roles and responsibilities of the various entities, the mission, and the relationship of the various components of the loan program.

    Board Member Profile Checklist (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This checklist provides a list of desireable characteristics for board members.

    Board Member Profile Worksheet (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    Thsi worksheet allows indnvidual board dmebers to indciate their expertise and personal data that they contribute to the board.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part One: Recruiting an Effective Board - December 11, 2007 (2007) -- Available formats: rtf mp3
    Joey Wallace from the Virginia Loan Program provides information on recruiting and orienting board members.

    Building Your Loan Program Board for the Future - Part One: Recruiting an Effective Board - December 11, 2007 - Power Point (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the different between a govering board and an advisory board. It describes the importance of recruiting proper board members, what the functions of the various members on the baord could be, and how to delineate what skils and qualities new board members could have.

    Prospective Board Member Information Sheet (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This checklist provides a place for prospective new board members to list their skills and interests and expertise.

  • Meetings

    Board/Committee Development Power Point (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the role of the loan program board, the role of the members of the board, and how to recruit members and retain them on the loan program board