Board Masters (Omaha)
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Board Masters (Omaha)

Nonprofit boards need strong skills and a thorough understanding of their role to serve effectively. We cover the most important aspects of board governance in this interactive program. You'll leave with clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors as a governing body and a plan to make your board the best it can be.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/5/2019
When: Dec 5, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: NAM Training Room
11205 Wright Circle Suite 210
Omaha, NE  68144
Contact: Rosey Higgs
402.618.8544


Online registration is available until: 12/2/2019
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BOARD MASTERS 

 

OVERVIEW

Nonprofit boards need strong skills and a thorough understanding of their role to serve effectively. In this interactive, intensive session, we cover the most important aspects of board governance. You'll leave with clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors as a governing body, a thorough understanding of the roles of staff members versus board members, and tools you can use to make your board the best it can be.  

 

 

YOU'LL LEARN

  • What it means to be legally and socially accountable for your organization

  • Principles of sound financial oversight

  • The board’s role in fundraising

  • The role of the board as "employer”  

  • Board conduct and how to develop a well-rounded, effective board of directors

 

 

FRAMEWORK

The session is organized around the nine responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors:

  1. Determining the mission 
  2. Establishing the vision and strategic direction 
  3. Monitoring programs and service delivery 
  4. Assuring legal and bylaws compliance 
  5. Overseeing the organization’s finances and protecting its assets 
  6. Fundraising 
  7. Community relations 
  8. Selecting, supporting, and evaluating the executive director 
  9. Building the competency of the board 

 

AUDIENCE

Board Masters is intended for current and potential board members who:

  • Want to better understand the role of a nonprofit board

  • Want to be a better board member.

  • Want to learn about nonprofit governance 

  • Wonder whether their board is fulfilling its role

  • Despite their passion for the organization, are feeling disengaged and/or untapped as a board member 

 

Board Masters is suitable for organizations big and small, regardless of mission focusTo get the maximum benefit of this training, we strongly encourage at least one board member and one senior-level staff member attend together. We do not recommend this training for a nonprofit staff member attending without a board member present. 

 

Cost

NAM Members: $125 per person

Not-Yet Members: $250 per person

Fees include all materials and refreshments.

 


Your Trainers

 

Beth Morrissette MPA, MSW has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years.  She is experienced in the full continuum of job responsibilities from Nonprofit Executive Director to Nonprofit Board member to an elected official. In her current role she is the is the CEO at Parlay Consulting Firm, Inc. As an Executive Director, she helped lead a collective impact organization to successfully build partnerships across multiple nonprofits organizations and government entities. Currently, she serves on the Board of Education for Westside Community Schools, serves on the United Way Community Impact Committee and on the Crossroads of Western Iowa Board of Directors.  She specializes in building organizational capacity through board governance, strategic planning, and implementation coaching. She is a skilled facilitator of small and large groups. Learn more about https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethmorrissette/

 

Rosey Higgs earned her BSW and MSW degrees from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. She has extensive and varied experience in Omaha’s nonprofit community, including work in child welfare, domestic violence, homelessness, intellectual and developmental disability, HIV prevention, and mentoring as well as development, program evaluation, and training & facilitation. She is vice president of the Maha Board of Directors. She has a passion for collaborative work and capacity building.