Building A Supercharged Nonprofit Board (Dolph Goldenburg)

June 2020

How do you best engage your board members as a nonprofit leader, especially given the challenges the sector is facing right now?  This episode of the Path poses that question to someone who literally wrote a book about the topic, called Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged BoardsDolph Goldenburg and I certainly discuss board development in episode #44 of the podcast, but also talk about specific fundraising tactics you can incorporate into your development plan, as well as two things in which every nonprofit should be investing right now.  He also has some great and specific productivity tips that he's developed during his years as a nonprofit CEO, and also has several online and book resources that you'll definitely want to check out!

"This is a critical time for executive directors to make sure their boards are informed given the financial and safety risks involved."

Dolph is recognized as a leader within the nonprofit sector who has a track record of guiding organizations through leadership transitions, strategic planning and board development. He started Successful Nonprofits in 2014 to provide consulting, podcasting and publishing services that strengthen the nonprofit sector. His clients have included large nonprofits like Sheltering Arms and HOPE Atlanta and also small but mighty nonprofits like the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and Zebra Coalition. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Goldenburg was a successful nonprofit CEO for 12 years with a demonstrated history of leading organizations to financial stability and growth.  As a CEO, Goldenburg helped organizations transform deficits into healthy surpluses, increase fund balances, dramatically expand services, and increase revenue.  In addition to extensive CEO experience, Goldenburg also has more than a decade of fundraising experience, which includes soliciting six -figure gifts and writing millions of dollars in funded grant proposals. Goldenburg holds a master's degree in public administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in social work from Georgia State University. Dolph is also the host of the Successful Nonprofits Podcast, and author of the book Successful Nonprofits Build Supercharged Boards.