Board Governance Boot Camp Spring 2023
Session 1 — Fundamentals of Effective Governance with Linda Jacobs
Wednesday - April 12, 2023, 9:00am - 11:30am
($175 for CVNL members, $250 for non-members)
This series is ideal for nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs and nonprofit board members. Board chairs and those serving in an officer position, or are thinking of doing so, will find the sessions particularly useful.
Nonprofit board members enrich and govern an organization with their personal expertise, connections, and passion for the cause - and yet, they don't always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. CVNL knows what strong, smart boards looks like - and how critical they are for the health of an organization. Our four-part series on board governance, led by CVNL leaders Linda Jacobs, CEO, and Tom Hayashi, Chief Capacity Building Officer, helps organizations diagnose their board needs and equip their board members with the right training and resources to take their leadership to the next level. From fundamentals to performance metrics, these sessions aim to maximize the engagement of your nonprofit’s most prominent advocates and allies.
Board governance practices are divided into the following 4 sessions: Fundamentals, Fundraising, Structure, and Development. Register for just Session 2: Boards and Fundraising, or register for the whole series.
Session 1: Fundamentals of Effective Governance
April 12, 2023 from 9 am – 11:30am
This session 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. Session will cover:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of board members
- Differentiate between operational and governance decisions
- Apply practices that build effective boards in the areas of structure, role clarity, team dynamic and board continuity
Linda was hired as the CEO of Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) in 2002 immediately after the merger of the local Volunteer Center and the Marin Council of Agencies. Linda has significantly grown the organization in size and scope with services and programs now available thought-out the Bay Area from Silicon Valley to Sacramento. Linda oversees CVNL’s four business divisions: Executive Search, Consulting Services, Leadership Programs, and Volunteer Services.
She started the Executive Search and Transition Services department in 2006. She has led or participated in over 100 searches for nonprofit clients with a wide range of missions and budget size. As an executive director for 23 years and a nonprofit leader for over 30 years, Linda has extensive experience in nonprofit management. She is a frequent presenter on issues and trends in the nonprofit sector and consults with nonprofit leaders on board governance, succession planning, and leadership development.
Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the School to Career Partnership, Marin Economic Forum, and the Points of Light Assembly. She is the former Board Chair of the California Association of Nonprofit, 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. Linda was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2013, she received the “We’re All in this Together, Community Building” North Bay.
We get that plans change. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we kindly ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance and try to send a colleague in your place. If you must cancel, you may apply your payment to any future workshop, but we do not offer refunds. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period.