NEW Board Training Series!
Join NetworkPeninsula and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 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!
October 20, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Role and responsibilities of board members– Jeanne Allen – What 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.”
October 27, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – 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.
November 4, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – 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.
November 10, 2020 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm – 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.