Frank Polkowski

Nonprofit Boards, Management, Staff, Volunteers
Keynote Addresses – Workshops Retreats - Consulting

Frank Polkowski is the nonprofit and management practitioner. If your needs are to strengthen, inspire or rekindle the passion of your organization Frank can help! An organizational and personal development consultant, Frank is a seasoned twenty-five year master in strengthening management and staff organizations. Beginning with IBM across North America, he has been in Business Administration and Human Resource Management since 1972.

Before retiring from IBM, Frank was on executive loan as a Management consultant to the United Way in Buffalo, New York which brought a new perspective to his corporate philanthropic work.

Frank has developed and taught several award winning programs focusing on Personal Effectiveness, Management, Career Development, Public Speaking, Change Management, and Instructional Techniques. He has had the opportunity to enlighten thousands of people in the finesse of developing themselves and their organizations.

NonProfit & Management Consultants is a service organization that provides organizational consulting, strategic planning, training & development services, workshops and keynote talks. Areas of expertise include the management of staff, board, mission and vision, operational volunteers, and all aspects of nonprofit organizations.

Frank serves on the Board of Directors for many professional, cultural and civic organizations. He hosted a personal development radio show aired in the Buffalo and Toronto area for eight years. He coauthored “Best Customer Service from Inside Out” is currently finishing his first three solo books, “Essence of Effective Boards”, “Expectational Management.” and “Why Not Me?” Frank’s hobbies are gourmet cooking, wine tasting, ham radio and collecting clowns.

Speaking Topics: "Customized, Not Canned”

Board Roles & Responsibilities for Non Profits
- The Essence of Effective Boards
- Governance and Ethics
- Nominating Committees: Are You Hungry Yet?

Organizational Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals
- The Fifteen-Minute Mission
- Strengthening Your Organization’s Culture

Framework for Strategic Planning
- Long Term Success Isn’t Accidental

Fundraising and Marketing
- Community Impact Funding
- Critical Link Between PR, Marketing, & Fundraising

Leadership, Ethics & Integrity
- Leading by Example

Management Skills
- Performance, Planning, Counseling & Evaluation
- Harassment, Ethics, & Conditions of Employment
- Personality Profiles using DiSC ©

Communications Skills
- Presentation Skills - From Novice to Seasoned
- Networking for Fundraising and Program Results

Organizational Attitudes
- Hanging Tough in Tough Times
- Love Them or Loose Them©
- Who Moved My Cheese? ©

- Is Your Volunteer Force Morphing?
- Attracting, Keeping or Dismissing Volunteers
- Managing, Matching and Using a Volunteer Workforce

Time, Project & Personal Control
- Living with the 32 Hour Day



American Institute of Banking
American Society for Training & Development
American Society of Women Accountants
Audubon Society
Boy Scouts of America
Buffalo Audubon Society
Camp Fire Boys & Girls
Catholic Charities of Erie, PA
Center for Nonprofit Resources, New Orleans
Chautauqua Institution
International Management Network
Literacy Volunteers of America, NY State
Lutheran Support Services
National Society of Fundraising Executives
Neighborhood Information Center

New York State Recycling Association
Notre Dame High School, Chattanooga, TN
Penn State University, Chenango
Purchasing Management Association
Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services
Salvation Army
Southeast Community Work Center
Tennessee Valley Fundraising Institute
United Way (s)
Victim’s Resource Center
General Mills
IBM Corporation
Scott Aviation
Tops Friendly Markets

Frank’s current community involvement includes:

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) - Board, Past President
Boy Scouts of America - Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Executive Board, Marketing
Goodwill Industries - Officer, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, HR Chair
Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center - Board of Directors, Vice President
Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
United Way - Corporate Volunteer Council, Volunteer Services

Frank’s past local community involvement included:

Bryant and Stratton Business School - Advisory Board
Buffalo Arts Council - Management Assistance Committee
Buffalo State College - Adjunct Professor - Management Development
Buffalo Urban League - Economic Development & Employment Council
Erie Community College - Advisory Board
Greater Buffalo Partnership (Chamber) - Management Assistance
International Management Network - President, Board of Directors
Radio Show Host - “Crossroads” - WJYE-FM, Buffalo, NY
St. John's Lutheran Home for Children - Board of Directors
United Way - Chair - Corporate Volunteer Council, Management Assistance
Western New York Consultant’s Association - Board of Directors, President
World University Games - Speaker’s Bureau
Zion Lutheran Church - Council President & Sunday School Teacher


Client Comments

Strategic Planning - "Our Board had been struggling for several months with little progress. Frank was able to put the pieces together and had 25 Board Members and staff cast the plan on a Saturday morning. The plan while deceptively simple has been effective in guiding us for the past two years".
Michael Venezia
Mid Erie Counseling Services

Marketing - "I have been a professional for over 20 years and have participated in numerous workshops and seminars. Your presentation was the best session in which I have ever participated. It was brief, focused and exactly what I'd hoped it would be in terms of providing tangible techniques that members of my staff and other professionals will be able to use immediately as they approach their daily work."
David A. Borchard
Scout Executive
Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America

"Many, many thanks for your wonderful and inspirational talk at our annual dinner. I found it to be perfect timing."
Renee Tucker
American Society of Women Accountants

"Your willingness to share your expertise was appreciated by all the participants."
Anthony Esposito
Private Industry Council


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