Board Leadership Summits

Focusing on Board Governance: Using the Leadership Lens

Nonprofit board members know their job is to govern. But high-performing boards provide leadership as well as governance. Certified Leadership and Strategy Coach Patrick Jinks joins Together SC for a provocative look at governance through the lens of leadership. Using a framework of leadership centered on vision, inspiration, and empowerment, board leaders will be inspired and challenged to see their governance role from a new perspective.


Pictured above: Patrick Jinks in Leadership and Strategy coaching sessions


The 2017-2018 Board Leadership Summits are presented by:



The 2017-2018 Board Leadership Summit Keynote: Patrick Jinks

As an award-winning professional photographer, Patrick Jinks knows the value of viewing leadership through the right “lens.” After 21-years in nonprofit executive leadership, Patrick changed his lens, and now helps organizations achieve clarity, simplicity and alignment in their work through his business, The Jinks Perspective headquartered in Columbia.

Patrick is a dynamic speaker, trainer, author, and most of all … coach. He applies coaching techniques to all of his work, which makes his approach to strategic planning particularly unique. His passion is coaching nonprofit executives on leadership and their boards on governance, engagement, and strategy.


Patrick is an adjunct executive coach with Leadership Systems, Inc., and a certified Influencer™ trainer with VitalSmarts®, the group that brought us Crucial Conversations. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty member at the Nonprofit Resource Center at Millersville University.


Patrick is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council and regular contributor to He is a member of the National Association of Experts, Writers, and Speakers. In addition, he is the co-author (with Jack Canfield author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) of two soon-to-be-released books, Taking the Leap, and Success Starts Today. His solo book project, Strategic Fail, set for a 2018 release, uncovers the major failures of strategic planning and how to fix them

Who Should Attend?

Board Leadership Summits are designed exclusively for nonprofit board members and their CEOs to attend together.



  • $50/attendee for Together SC Member
  • $125/attendee for Not-Yet Members
  • Together SC Members ONLY -Bring 3 attendees from the same member organization and get a 4th attendee FREE. Just use the "buy3get1" promocode at checkout (Please note: for promocode to work, all attendees must be registered in the same transaction | individual email addresses are required for each registered attendee.)

Sample Summit Agenda

  • 8 - 8:30 a.m.
    Registration, Networking, and a Light Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
    Welcome & Introductions
  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
    Focusing on Leadership | Keynote by Patrick Jinks, The Jinks Perspective
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m.

 Applying the Lens - Coaching Sessions

  • Vision
  • Inspiration
  • Empowerment
  • CEO Relationship
  • Board Enagement
  • Strategic Planning
  • 11:30 a.m. - Noon
    Framing the Future