Nonprofit Board Training Series

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NEW Board Training Series! 

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Join NetworkPeninsula for this online series of workshops brought to you by two experts in their field! This Series is designed to help community members interested in serving on a nonprofit Board, or those new to a Board, learn more about the roles, responsibilities, and rewards of serving. Join us and get the tools needed to help build the capacity of our local nonprofits! 

You are welcome to join us for all or some of these classes. Individual classes are $15 per person, or $10 if you represent one of our nonprofit members. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

Role and responsibilities of board members– Jeanne AllenWhat exactly does a board member do as a member of a nonprofit board?   We’ll dive into what it means to say that boards provide oversight, ensure resources and establish organizational identity. Then, we’ll examine each of  the 10  responsibilities of board members to help you better understand expectations.  Finally, we’ll unravel the mystery behind the words “governance” and “management.”

The Role of the Board in Fundraising – Jeanne Allen – Fundraising is more than asking. How does fundraising fit into the role of a board member?  This session will introduce concepts and ideas to assist new board members in determining how they will  fit in with board fundraising.  While many think it is mostly “making the ask”,  when it really is all about the long term relationship. We’ll dig into different ways a new board member can help their nonprofit with fundraising.

The Governing Board’s Fiduciary Duties – Stephanie Cory – As volunteer leaders, board members play a critical role in their organizations’ success. Learn the fundamentals of effective governance through exploring the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and for individual board members. Explore what board members’ fiduciary duties—of care, loyalty and obedience—are really about. This session will equip you with the tools you need to institute best practices for your board and fulfill your obligations as an individual board member.

The Accountable Nonprofit: Ethics & Regulations You Need to Know – Stephanie Cory – Nonprofit organizations are under more scrutiny today than ever thanks to a few bad apples and zealous regulators. Learn how the Standards for Excellence®—an ethics and accountability code for our sector—can keep your organization on the right track. This session will cover key organizational policies your nonprofit should have in place. Walk through examples of the most common types of misconduct in the nonprofit sector and how to avoid them. Explore the most misunderstood tenants of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Conduct.

You are welcome to join us for all or some of these classes. Individual classes are $15 per person, or $10 if you represent one of our nonprofit members. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

Jeanne Allen is an expert in board and leadership development, strategic planning, change management, and volunteer engagement. She works at the intersection of Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership in the nonprofit sector. Jeanne is passionate about effective nonprofit management and leadership, and building relationships with and between all the stakeholders: volunteers, members, staff and board leadership. Additionally, Jeanne is an Instructor in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program (NC) where she teaches Board Development and Governance, Strategic Planning, Social Media Strategy and Policy for Nonprofits, and Volunteer Engagement. The students are professionals in the nonprofit sector. For several years, she has been an occasional Newswire Contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ). Jeanne is an instructor in the initial year of the Nonprofit Management Institute, sponsored by NetworkPeninsula (VA). Jeanne is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer with expert knowledge of effective governance principles. Additionally, she is a Certified Instructor in the Service Enterprise Program, sponsored by Points of Light Foundation. As a volunteer, she is the local organizer for NC Tech4Good, planning monthly meetings on technology hot topics for nonprofits. Her career has been across the spectrum of nonprofits: national (Girl Scouts USA National Headquarters) state and regional nonprofits as a staff member, local nonprofits as a board member and management staff, and as a volunteer with local organizations.

Stephanie Cory, CAP®, CFRE – Stephanie is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. She has dedicated her career to the sector for more than 17 years. Stephanie has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. In these roles she expanded programming, strengthened infrastructure, and grew fundraising revenue. She has also consulted for a variety of other organizations helping them strengthen governance and fundraising. Stephanie has worked with organizations of all sizes—from grassroots with no paid staff to multi-campus health care providers with upward of $60 million in annual revenue. Demonstrating her commitment to helping organizations strengthen their governance and employ best practices, Stephanie is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. Stephanie understands nonprofit management through lens of a manager and consultant as well as a volunteer herself. She has more than 30 years’ cumulative experience as a board member—including twice as treasurer and once as president—for organizations ranging from grassroots with no staff to a multi-million dollar international association. Stephanie authored a chapter on boards and fundraising for the second edition of The Handbook of Board Governance, which was published by John Wiley & Sons in May 2020.