Who is in charge—the executive director or the board chair? Being clear and explicit about the respective roles of board members and top leaders is a common attribute of effective nonprofit boards. A certain amount of ambiguity around that question can make an organization stronger. And although clarity about roles is important, it's most beneficial if both parties believe that they collectively hold ultimate responsibility for the organization's impact and effectiveness. The board chair/executive director partnership is critical to the success of a nonprofit.
This workshop will explore the following:
Tom Williams, Capacity Builder
Tom has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels. Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity, where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure. In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices.
Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial. Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate. Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work. Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00
Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00
Nonmembers - $60.00
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