Board Governance, Part 1: Roles & Responsibilities — Napa
Presented by CVNL CEO Linda Jacobs
$60 Member, $95 non-member
Part one of a two-part series, this course provides a solid foundation to deepen understanding of nonprofit governance and how to better align the work of the board to heighten engagement and maximize impact. The focus of this course is on the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the collective board.
- Build an understanding of the purpose of nonprofit governance and the board’s legal obligations
- Define the roles and responsibilities of individual board members
- Differentiate between operational and governance decisions
- Discuss practices that build effective boards in the areas of structure, role clarity, team dynamics and board continuity
Who should attend: This session is appropriate for board members and senior staff who are new to nonprofit governance as well as those interested in applying new strategies to existing board challenges. This course is part one of a two-part series; we recommend that participants take Board Governance, Part 2: Board Structures and Practices.
Linda has served as the Chief Executive Officer with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2002. Linda has more than 35 years’ experience in nonprofit management, working with both local and national organizations on a diversity of issues. She is a frequent presenter and facilitator on issues and trends in the nonprofit sector and consults with nonprofits on board governance, executive transition, and leadership development.
Linda is a Board Member for the Marin Economic Forum (MEF) and Marin County School to Career Partnership, and a member of the HandsOn Network Affiliate Assembly. She is a former appointee to the Marin County Women’s Commission, past President of the Marin National Organization for Women, and a former member of the Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board and the Marin Red Cross Leadership Council. In 2011, Linda was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. Linda graduated from University of South Florida and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. Linda has lived in Marin County since 1978 and has two sons.