605 | OSCPA Live | October 17
OSCPA Lunch + Learn: Nonprofit Board Involvement
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 11:30am - 1:00pm
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*Must be a member in good standing at the time of the course. Members are not automatically registered and must sign up to attend as registration is available.
- Recruitment: we focus on the steps to recruit a diverse, talented board. We cover creating and using a board matrix to identify gaps on the board, ways to cultivate a pool of strong candidates, and methods for vetting, preparing, and nominating new members.
- Engagement: we explore ways to genuinely engage and involve board members in governance rooted in the mission.
- Renewal: we champion the importance of embracing new ideas and energy. We offer two kinds of assessments to support evaluation processes and also ways to rotate (and even remove) board members. Last but not least, we discuss methods to celebrate success along the way.
- Matthew Scraper (view bio)
Matthew Scraper joined the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits as its Chief Operating Officer in 2023 after a 19 year career in Ordained Ministry with The United Methodist Church. At the Center, Matthew leads the operational and programmatic facets of our statewide association for nonprofits, with daily responsibility for all internal functions of the organization, including management and supervision of key leadership roles.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (Literature) and Business Information Technology from Rogers State University, as well as a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Organizational Leadership from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, former Cherokee Nation tribal council candidate, and a sixth generation Cherokee veteran.
Matthew is a graduate of the Armyâ€™s Infantry, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger Indoctrination, Jungle Operations Training, and Sniper Schools. He has participated in deployments to Panama and the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Joint Forge.
His volunteer service has focused on outreach to marginalized communities in Oklahoma and around the world. In 2018, Matthew began an outreach service to people experiencing homelessness in South Oklahoma City, eventually founding the Southern Hills Outreach Foundation; a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists today as one of the largest outreach services of its type in the Oklahoma City Metro area. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Skyline Urban Ministries in Oklahoma City, and has served as the past chair of the Provisional Committee for the United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry (BoM), interview facilitator on the BoMâ€™s Doctrine and Polity team, the Chair of the Heartland District Missional Strategy Team, member of the Wichitas District Missional Strategy Team, member of the Wichitas District Superintendency Committee, member of the (formerly) Stillwater District Council, member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, and the Leadership Development Ministry Team, all within the governance structure of the Oklahoma Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Matthew has led and participated in missional outreach opportunities in Mexico, Panama and South Korea, in addition to numerous outreach opportunities throughout the United States.