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Successful Board Engagement with Karen Knight

  • June 08, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual
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 The PAVRO Professional Development Team is Proud to Present:

Successful Board Engagement with Karen Knight

Thursday, June 8th at 11:00 AM ET - right after the PAVRO AGM. 

Workshop Abstract:

As a member of a Board of Directors, do you often struggle to find enough of the right people to fill the seats at the table?

Do you find that the same people fill the same positions year after year, limiting the supply of innovative ideas and leading to burnout?

Understanding the skills and strategies to recruit for Boards, successfully engage your members, and create workable succession plans can solve many of the problems that plague not-for-profit Boards.

In this workshop, we will cover simple skills for recruiting and engaging Board members, and how to prepare for when a member steps away.

What you'll leave with:

 Ideas for what to look for in a potential Board member;

 Tips for finding your ideal member;

 Ideas for what to say (and not say!) when recruiting;

 Guidelines for onboarding a new member so they feel comfortable;

 Suggestions for retention; and

 Steps for creating an effective succession plan.

Having the right people at the Board table, and having those people happy to be there, makes the running of the organization that much easier. 

RSVP to attend the PAVRO Annual General Meeting, Thursday, June 8th at 9:30 AM. 

PresenterKaren Knight

Karen Knight has been providing volunteer engagement advice, mentoring and training for not-for-profit organizations for over 25 years. 

An internationally recognized author, presenter and thought leader, Karen is known for challenging the standard thinking around volunteerism, turning a spotlight on overlooked problems and bringing creative solutions to long-standing issues. 

With her passion for making a difference in the world, Karen has gained decades of experience in not-for-profits as a volunteer, a leader of volunteers and as a board member. Her professional life has spanned many industries, working in the private, public, and social impact sectors in various leadership positions. 

Karen’s ability to create and effectively implement volunteer recruitment, training, and management strategies, custom built for every volunteer situation, has earned her a reputation for providing exceptional results using the resources available. 

Using hands-on experience, combined with the extensive studying and research she has completed in the field, Karen loves to help not-for-profit organizations overcome their challenges. 

Contact her at, or through her website at

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