501 Commons serves nonprofits throughout the State of Washington. It evolved out of the Executive Service Corps that has affiliates in many large cities throughout the country. This project involved providing design, and facilitation services, for the 501Commons 2016 Annual Board Retreat.
The Board of 501Commons is a group of talented individuals with deep knowledge of the nonprofit sector, and strategic leadership. Almost any one of the members of the Board could have been facilitating the Retreat. I learned that it was important to take a hands-off approach as much as possible and let them do their work! Facilitation involved clarifying, summarizing, tracking progress on objectives and a appreciative open listening and light touch guidance.
— Lynn Hagerman, MPH, PCC (02/18/2017)