Unlocking successful board orientation

Recorded On: 09/06/2018

Are you interested in creating an engaging and thorough orientation process for your new board members? Looking to cultivate a high-performing board? Join presenters Rebekah Basinger and Rod Wilson as they discuss the key elements for a successful orientation. Topics will include: How to engage new board members in the work of the board, basic roles and responsibilities of the board, and board and president partnerships.

Rebekah Burch Basinger

Fundraising and Board Development Consultant

Ms. Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for board development and fundraising who has worked closely with the Association of Boards in Theological Education for more than 25 years. Rebekah’s consulting practice has been enriched by her experiences on the boards of numerous organizations.

A regular contributor to In Trust magazine, Rebekah has written numerous articles on fundraising and board life. In addition, she is the coauthor with Thomas Jeavons of Growing Givers' Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry (Jossey-Bass, 2001) and is the lead author of "The President's Role in Institutional Advancement" in the ATS Handbook for Seminary Presidents.

Rebekah received a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Illinois, an M.A. in English from Wichita State University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Temple University. She blogs at www.generousmatters.com.

Rod Wilson

Teaching Pastor, Capilano Christian Community

Mr. Wilson is teaching pastor at Capilano Christian Community in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and is past president of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Wilson has been involved in the field of counseling and consulting for more than 30 years, holding various positions at Tyndale College and Seminary in Toronto. He was the teaching pastor of a growing church in the suburbs of Toronto from 1995 until 2000. He was named president of Regent College in 2000, where he served until 2015. 

Wilson is the author of Counseling and Community and How Do I Help a Hurting Friend? and the co-author of Exploring Your Anger and Helping Angry People. His most recent co-authored book is Keeping Faith in Fundraising.

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