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The ABCs of Building Better Boards - Strategies for Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


What does your nonprofit need to advance its mission? Learn how to find the right board members for your nonprofit.

Nonprofit organizations large and small are facing more and more challenges as they strive to serve their important missions. Because of these challenges, it is more important than ever that board members understand their roles and responsibilities to the organizations they govern.

Nonprofit staff leaders must also be clear about the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board so they can lead the way to more effective board management, since, in essence, most nonprofit boards change their leadership every year. This fast-paced topic will provide practical tools that apply to effective nonprofit boards, regardless of the size of the organization - the tools for getting and keeping effective board members are the same for all.

The material is presented by a nationally recognized trainer, consultant and author with more than 50 years of experience as both staff and volunteer leader of local, regional and national nonprofits.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify recruitment tools you can't do without.
  • You will be able to review planning responsibilities of board members.
  • You will be able to discuss HR do's and don'ts for board members.
  • You will be able to explain term limits.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

A Is for Acquire – Getting the Right People on the Board

  • Recruitment Tools You Can't Do Without
  • The Effective Nominating Committee
  • Creating a Nominating Matrix

B Is for Building - Strategies for Managing the Effective Board

  • Orientation
  • Governance Roles of Board Members, Including 990 Requirements, Duties of Care,
  • Loyalty and Honesty
  • Planning Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Human Resources Do's and Don'ts for Board Members
  • Resource Development Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Meetings and Committees

C Is for Celebrating – Recognizing and Rewarding the Best

  • Keeping the Performance Bar High
  • Term Limits
  • Commitment Letters

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CPE

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Jean Block, Jean Block Consulting, Inc.

  • National trainer and consultant on nonprofit management, board development, fundraising and social enterprise
  • Has served as both board and staff leader for local, regional and national nonprofits
  • In 1996, she formed Jean Block Consulting, Inc to share her expertise with nonprofit organizations whose missions serve arts to environment, human services to animal rights, educational institutions and professional associations, and in 2006, she created Social Enterprise Ventures, LLC to guide nonprofits through a process to develop earned income strategies
  • A sought after speaker and trainer at national conferences such as CAPLAW and the Southern Grants Forum, as well as smaller local and regional meetings and individual nonprofit organizations
  • Has written several nonprofit books and manuals, including "The ABCs of Building Better Boards”, “The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Board and Staff Roles”, “Fast FUNdraising Facts for Fame & Fortune”, “FUNdraising! 180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money”, and "The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money”
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