Nonprofit Boards play a critical role in their nonprofit organizations’ success. A strong Board can steer its organization to triumph, while an ineffective Board can lead to an organization’s demise. It is essential that the Board and Executive Director work well together. By strengthening the knowledge and skills of Executive Directors, individual Board Members (regardless of whether they are new or experienced), and whole Boards alike, nonprofit organizations are better able to manage the challenges that they face and operate more effectively.
Ideally, Board Members and Executive Directors will attend this training together, but the content is equally effective for individuals. This full-day seminar, intended for both Executive Directors and Board Members, will touch on a range of issues that are relevant to every nonprofit Board. Using a variety of tools, you will have the opportunity to self-assess effective governance, to brainstorm ways to improve, and to develop action plans that will help advance the work of your organization.
We will look at three interrelated areas:
Nonprofit Network designed and facilitated this process for Habitat for Humanity of Michigan Affiliates and has presented this model throughout the state. Participants had this to say:
“It was a dynamic workshop”
“Positive, practical, real-world experience for Board Members of all experience levels.”
"I found this presentation both inspirational and informative"
"As a relatively new Board Member I found the information valuable. I feel more comfortable and confident in my role as a Board Member." Facilitator:
Regina Funkhouser 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 University.
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