Board Essentials January 2018
This workshop provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member - and the staff who work with them - should know.
Join us to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s chief executive. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many facets of board service, along with tools you can use to increase the effectiveness of your board.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
• Identify the top 10 roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards
• Differentiate between governance and management
• List best practices for board recruitment, retention, and evaluation
• Define common board leadership roles and committees
• Outline effective strategies for financial oversight
• Explain how you can help your organization raise funds and awareness
Who should attend?
• Existing nonprofit board members who want to better understand their roles and responsibilities
• Nonprofit staff members who want a stronger grasp of the board’s role in nonprofit effectiveness and oversight
Carla Denison-Bickett, Senior Consultant
Carla brings her financial analysis, earned revenue and operations expertise to the nonprofit sector. She has developed strategic business plans, board processes and orientations, as well as financial models for nonprofits.
Prior to joining Mission Capital, Carla was the Chief Financial Officer of Cara, a workforce development nonprofit in Chicago. She previously served as the Vice President of Finance at Lehman Brothers Asset Management LLC. She has extensive management, reporting and budgeting experience. Additionally, Carla has managed financial reporting, accounting and government contracts. At Cara, Carla was also responsible for strategic planning for the organization and its social enterprises.
Carla graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Accounting and has a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She is also a CPA registered in Illinois and a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional.
Carla is passionate about being involved in the community and currently serves as the treasurer for both Little Helping Hands and Giving Austin Labor Support. She is also a member of Impact Austin.Mission Capital has a strong commitment to making our services accessible to individuals with special needs and disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Ericka LaManna at (512) 477-5955 x284 or email@example.com. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.
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