Leading and Governing: Achieving Success on a Nonprofit Board
Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Presenter: Gayle Gifford, President, Cause & Effect Inc.
Audience: Newer nonprofit board members (3 yrs or less experience), community members interested in serving on boards and veteran board members
Location: Webster Five conference room, 100 Front Street, Suite 1900, Worcester
Fee: Free. Light snacks included.
To Register: Submit the form below no later than October 17. You will receive an email confirmation.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours in advance of the program or we will invoice you $20.
Workshop Description: Is this your first experience serving on a nonprofit board of directors? Are you thinking about board service for the first time? Are you a veteran board member taking on a new role or looking to re-ground yourself in best practices? This engaging crash course in trusteeship will help you contribute from day one. Board service should be truly rewarding - working for a good cause surrounded by caring and interesting people. But you need the tools to make it so. Discover how to contribute your special talents to the board and organization you are serving. Explore how nonprofits are similar to, and also very different from, for-profit businesses. Learn what should you pay attention to and how to focus on the right questions. Take control of your own learning plan. Join our expert guide for a lively investigation of trusteeship. Safely ask those questions you’ve been holding back.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Gayle Gifford has two decades of experience with nonprofits as an executive, CEO, consultant and board member. Gayle is the author the book, How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective, Starting Today, and numerous journal articles. She has taught at Brown University and Simmons College, and currently serves as president of Blackstone Academy Charter School and as vice chair at WaterFire Providence.