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BOARDS WITH BRAINS: “Board Governance – What the Job Really Entails”
November 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
***THIS SESSION OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES***
BOARDS WITH BRAINS is SVP’s board governance education series (learn more, below). Join us for our 2014 trainings, like this one: Organizations differ in size, structure, and complexity, but the elements of good governance apply to all nonprofits. At this session, board and staff will learn what governance really is so that board members can successfully fulfill their responsibility to the organization.
About this Session:
Ensuring effective governance is the most important responsibility facing nonprofit board members, yet data consistently show that a sizeable percentage of boards have limited knowledge of their basic roles and responsibilities. This workshop will help you understand what governance really is and seek to answer four important questions: What is the role of the board? What is expected of board members? What are the recommended practices of nonprofit boards? How does an effective board operate? Take home ready-to-use board development tools and templates so you can improve how your board governs right away. Session objectives include:
- Understand the foundation of good governance and related best practices
- Clarify board roles, responsibilities, and expectations of individual board members
- Learn the attributes of a high performing board
About our Presenter:
Denise Clark is the owner of an independent consulting and coaching company that serves nonprofit organizations nationwide. Denise has 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and is recognized for her expertise in nonprofit management, governance best practices, and executive leadership. She specializes in organizational growth and capacity building, board development, fundraising, program evaluation, group facilitation, peer learning, and executive coaching. Formerly, Denise taught special education and worked as an executive director in the violence against women field.
A popular trainer and facilitator, Denise is known for her authentic and engaging presentation style. She brings enthusiasm and innovation to her work and is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and supporting the professional development of board members and staff. She is passionate about increasing positivity and bringing joy and meaning to the lives of others. Denise loves animals, the arts, international travel, urban environments, building community, and planning her next adventure.
Some of Denise’s clients include Habitat for Humanity, Slow Food Denver, Hunger Free Colorado, Global Refugee Center, Denver Public Health, National Down Syndrome Congress, Cancer and Careers, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, Peak Parent Center, Colorado Youth for a Change, United Way, The Denver Foundation, The Colorado Trust, Jewish Family Service and the Colorado Nonprofit Association.
About the BOARDS WITH BRAINS series:
SVP Boulder County is invested in strengthening our shared community’s social sector. We want to help make our nonprofits and the people who run them wildly successful, and, we believe strong leaders – both staff and board – help create capable organizations.
With that in mind, we’ve designed our BOARDS WITH BRAINS professional development series. We’ve got recurring sessions covering governance fundamentals (a nice refresher, or first-timer introduction), as well as sessions digging into leadership topics (deep-dives into specific areas of governance best practice).
And, to make it easy for as many Boulder County leaders to sign up, sessions are priced accessibly. Our per-session fee is a below-market $30, and each session includes a limited number of scholarship slots. Additionally, we offer a transferable, 8-punch passes (resulting in a 20% discount, just $24/session!).
We do hope you’ll join us – sign up now, and, if you need assistance purchasing a series punch pass, or details on scholarships, get in touch by emailing Olga now.