Effective Strategies for Managing Committees


Nonprofits rely on committees to help execute the organization’s mission and vision, with its people being the key ingredient to its committee’s success. 

Unfortunately, not all committees are created equal. Sources note while approximately 25 percent of committee members are terrific, nearly half don’t understand their roles and responsibilities, with the remaining 25 percent never fully committing to the vision or time requirements. During this course, discover best practices to find, retain, and manage qualified, dedicated, and available committee members   

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to recruit a committee made up of the right people with the right processes and procedures to execute your vision successfully
  • Create a commitment communication strategy for all committee members to understand their roles and responsibilities to work collectively to achieve your mission
  • Identify why committee meetings go astray and obtain the tools to design efficiently structured agendas, including tips for managing committee personalities

Course Information

Estimated Time: 24 mins


CMP Credit Hours:

Michelle French

Michelle French is a storyteller at heart. Every event she produces tells a tale, delivers a message, and has an effect that continues long after the tables are cleared and the last attendee exits the venue.

The insights and skills that go into creating meaningful events had their beginnings when Michelle was a student at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business, where she majored in marketing and international studies. After working for American Airlines as part of the sales team and being present for 9/11, Michelle considered how she might use her talents to make a difference. Heading West, Michelle became the Event Manager for the California Science Center, and within six years, the company experienced rapid growth.

In 2009, Michelle founded Sunday Sol Events, where she applies the principle that her work isn’t complete with just one event but must fit into a client’s long-range plans. As Michelle works on telling the story of each organization, she focuses on the audience. Are we sending a clear message? Is there a call to action? Are we inspiring them? This unique approach is what sets Sunday Sol Events apart.

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