Susan Meier, Principal at Susan Meier and Associates, LLC and Senior Governance Consultant with BoardSource, brings over 30 years of governance and nonprofit experience to her work. From 2004 through 2011, Susan served as the vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource, the nation's premier governance resource for nonprofit organizations. She works collaboratively with nonprofit executives and board leadership to identify governance challenges and opportunities and to implement proven strategies to address a broad array of governance issues.
Much of Susan’s work has focused on increasing board engagement, the board/staff partnership, and addressing culture and dynamics in the boardroom. Specifically, she engages boards in a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities, strategic and generative thinking, governance structures, concrete ways to maximize board meetings, and leadership transitions. Her 13 years as a senior executive at Prevent Child Abuse America have given her concrete experience in understanding the complex and unique challenges of federated organizations and structures. Susan also has extensive experience in facilitating sensitive and important conversations and in helping boards build on their strengths to become higher performing boards.
Susan works with all types and sizes of nonprofit organizations from charities to associations to foundations who are advancing their missions in the U.S. and around the world.