Governance & Leadership

It is a dynamic time to be involved in philanthropic leadership. Foundation directors and participating family members want more impact, while being called on to give more, with greater openness and accountability. Charities and nonprofits are working under increased strain and heightened scrutiny, even as they seize opportunities.

Governance is the anchor. Watermark can help you deepen capacity for effective leadership and decision-making, and promote healthier organizational or family culture…anytime or during times of change and transition.

In addition to being an experienced board director, Sharilyn is a Chartered Director and a governance advisor and trainer with BoardSource, drawing from their cutting edge resources and curriculum for nonprofit governance.

governance and leadership
Watermark offers the following leadership, corporate and family governance, and organizational development services: 

  • Governance assessments; performance evaluation; policy review and development
  • Board building and succession strategies
  • Director education, and family philanthropy explorations
  • Private one-on-one coaching for CEO’s and Board Chairs
  • Family and team meetings and retreats

We also offer 1 to 3-day workshops and retreats customized for you, including:

  • Board Leadership & Engagement: Fundamentals for Success
  • Strategic Board Building & Development
  • Show Me the Money: Creating a Philanthropic Culture
  • The Board/Staff Partnership: How to Share Leadership and Get Results
  • Practices of High-Performing Boards: What the Best Boards Do Well
  • Board Self-Assessment and Action Planning