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Building Strong and Effective Non-profit Boards: Our graphic facilitation for Koya Leadership Partners

Building Strong and Effective Non-profit Boards: Our graphic facilitation for Koya Leadership Partners

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Tricia Walker
April 30th, 2019

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Koya Leadership Partners is a leading executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at mission-driven organizations and institutions of higher education.

Their tag line, “The right person in the right place can change the world” was fitting for an event that we had the pleasure of attending in March.

Koya had the idea to use the opening of their beautiful new office space in Boston as an opportunity to host an evening of meaningful dialogue on the topic of diversity and equity on non-profit boards. The objectives of the evening:

  • Create space for the conversation about the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards in the Boston Community
  • Take the pulse of the Boston community’s concerns, ideas, and thinking around this topic
  • Identify and build a community of stakeholders who are interested in continuing the conversation and exploring actions

 Our support of the evening was in two areas:

  • Creating a single illustrated board that represented attendee responses to the question “What makes non-profit boards strong and effective?”
  • Scribing of a panel discussion on the evening’s topic of non-profit boards and the importance of diversity and equity

The panelists included leadership from Koya, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Partners Healthcare, and a board member from Boston Children’s Hospital.

We thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the special event and bringing the community voice and group discussion to life.
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