Board Series Session 1 — Fundamentals of Effective Governance
April 7, 2021, 9:00-11:00am ($150 for CVNL members, $200 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.
Strong, smart boards are critical to the health of your nonprofit organization. Despite their passion, nonprofit board members don’t always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. Our three-part series on board governance, led by Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL, helps organizations diagnose their boards’ needs and equip their board members with the right training and resources to take their leadership to the next level. From building a board to performance metrics, these sessions aim to maximize the engagement of your nonprofit’s biggest advocates and allies.
Board governance practices are divided into the following 3 sessions: Fundamentals, Structure, and Development. Register for just Session 1: Fundamentals below, or register for the whole series at this link.
Session 1 on Fundamentals of Effective Governance is the first installment of a three-part series, although you can attend any of the sessions individually. 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.
Specific topics will include:
- Better define the roles and responsibilities of board members
- Differentiate between operational and governance decisions
- Apply best practices that build effective boards in the areas of structure, role clarity, team dynamics, and board continuity