Boards sometimes get stuck. Traditional Board structure and routines can often leave a Board confused, stagnant, or uninspired.

Free Range can provide a Board assessment to identify the needs and clarify the vision. We will work to rejuvenate your Board into a dynamic, fun, and creative group.

  • What am I doing here? Board members must understand their roles in order to embrace them. Free Range can coordinate Board trainings and help you build structure so members can understand their responsibilities and opportunities, as well as the overall arc of their participation.

  • Not another meeting! Board meetings and retreats should be dynamic and uplifting. Free Range will help you build enthusiasm and participation. Learn to focus on the future rather than the past, and how visioning and concrete takeaways can co-exist!

  • Embracing Board transitions. Boards—like people—have developmental stages. Also like people, that means growing pains. Whether it is a founder letting go of control, an organization maturing from working Board to visionary Board, or simply a need to adapt to changing times or circumstances, we can help your Board move toward healthy transitions.

  • If we just had … Recruiting Board members can be a combination of wish lists and desperation. Unfortunately, desperation is not attractive, and wish lists can lead to transactional relationships with Board members. Learn to let your mission be your guide, and expand your idea of the “Ideal Board Member.”

Learn more about how we can help rejuvenate your Board by contacting us at 360-734-3166 or Check out our services for professional associations or nonprofits in Whatcom and Skagit counties.