Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management
 536 N.Jackson Street,  Jackson, Michigan 49201

Building an Engaged and Effective Board

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Nonprofit Center at The Armory Community Room, 330 Marshall Street, Lansing, MI 48912


  • click link to register

Nonprofit Network partners with Michigan Nonprofit Association to provide bi-monthly training opportunities.









Building an Engaged and Effective Board

The essentials of board governance and tools for recruiting the right board member.Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead.  

It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this course will help you with whatever stage of board development you are in with your organization.
Plus, the key to effective governance is the right mix of talent and expertise. Learn the steps of board recruitment and orientation to build a productive, engaged board.
The following will be addressed:

  • 3 legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • The importance of recruiting board members based on their skills and how to identify the skills necessary to accomplish the organization’s mission.
  • Where to look for the best board members (you won’t have to look too far)
  • How to communicate expectations, train new members, and keep your board engaged.   


Regina Funkhouser

Regina has been the executive director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. Previously she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, a Jackson, MI firm specializing in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. She had a wide and diverse client base including the Center for Family Health, Family Service & Children's Aid, Community Action Agency, Child and Parent Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson School of the Arts and many more. Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.


Diane McDonald

Diane is currently the Education and Training Director at Nonprofit Network. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, Diane began a career in merchandising and retail buying with R.H. Macy & Co, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri. After two years she was promoted on to Davidson’s, a Macy's division in Atlanta, Georgia, as department store group manager. A relocation to the Detroit area provided the opportunity for Diane to join Manufacturers Bank as branch manager. Her introduction to the nonprofit sector came through the Jackson Community Foundation, where she served as Grant and Scholarship Coordinator. Diane joined Nonprofit Network in 2010 and will assist nonprofits in professional development and best practices.

Cost: $50.00 (Includes Lunch)



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