How to Be a Great Board Member, Part II: Governance Essentials for Staffed Land Trusts
Date: March 6, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM ET
Instructor: Connie Manes
Cost: $55 before 3/5, then cost will increase to $65
Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Navigating one’s role on a nonprofit board can be challenging. Unlike most other volunteer work, members of the board are directly responsible for the organization, from its mission to its finances and its ultimate success. Staffed organizations can reduce the amount of time and programmatical work required of the board, but may present unique management and coordination issues.
This webinar will explain the legal and fiduciary duties of care, obedience and loyalty. Participants will understand the roles of the board President, Treasurer and Secretary, and typical standing committees. We will discuss board-staff interactions within the rubric of organizational and board structures and stages, and how to assess your organization’s point on the continuum. We’ll investigate how to evaluate your board’s performance as well as your individual performance in order to improve organizational functioning and increase your satisfaction. Finally, we’ll look at strategies for troubleshooting common obstacles, to take your board from good to great.