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Boards with Brains: I’m on the Board . . . Now What?

Posted by jennie


Are you new to a nonprofit board? Have you been on a board for years but still aren’t sure exactly what you’re supposed to be doing? Do you know that a good board makes an organization better, but don’t know exactly how that happens?

Are you an Executive Director or CEO who doesn’t have the capacity to do education and development for your board?

SVP’s Boards with Brains series is for you!

In this session Nia Wassink will lead you through a lively, interactive practical training on the practices that have been proven to help boards become more effective.

You can expect:

  • Understand basic structures of effective nonprofits
  • Recognize key markers of high performing organizations
  • How to distinguish Your Responsibility v. Not Your Problem
  • Hands-on experience in tackling challenges common to all sorts of nonprofits.


About our Presenter:

Nia Wassink has worked with and for the nonprofit sector her entire career. Her experience crosses organizational size, structure, and roles. This allows her the unique experience of both reporting to and receiving reports on a Board of Directors, being in a development department and managing one, and managing and being a volunteer. She was proud to serve on staff at Voices For Children CASABlue Sky Bridge, and the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. Nia currently volunteers her time as the Board President of the Acorn School, on the Board of Attention Homes, as a member of Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, a CASA volunteer and as a partner with Social Venture Partners of Boulder County. Nia received her Undergraduate Degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver.

About SVP’s Boards with Brains series:

SVP Boulder County believes strong nonprofits deliver better results. For our nonprofits to be wildly successful, we believe strong leaders – both staff and board – help build adept organizations. We designed our Boards with Brains professional development series to support leaders like you.

Our per-session fee is a below-market $40. Individuals or organizations can purchase a transferable, 8-punch pass (giving you a $10 discount on each ticket), and, each session also includes a limited number of scholarship slots (just ask).

Please note, SVP closes registration two days prior to each session, and all attendees are asked to register in advance. Day-of drop in participants should understand there may not be materials available or space to accommodate them. They will be expected to pay on site with a credit card (scholarship and 8-pack pricing is not valid for drop-in attendees).

Find the full roster of Boards with Brains sessions here.