Nonprofit Boards: Working with Them and Serving on Them

ANP|Arts and Nonprofit Management

Examine board-staff collaboration and learn to better help board members and staff come to a beneficial understanding of their respective roles in order to strengthen the organization’s internal operations and external relationships.

Objective

Effective boards and productive board-staff relationships are key to helping nonprofits thrive in today’s challenging environment. It is therefore critical that board members and staff come to an understanding of their respective roles, and recognize when and how these may need to evolve over time to strengthen the organization’s internal operations and external relationships.

Topics
  • Legal framework and accountability
  • Defining board roles
  • Designing and developing your board
  • Managing board-staff relations
  • Lifecycles and boards
  • A board chair-ED dialogue
  • Developing your board revisited
  • Assessing board performance
  • Corporate giving
  • Planned giving
Benefits
  • Explore differences and overlaps in board and staff roles and perspectives
  • Identify which model of board-staff relations is most appropriate for your nonprofit
  • Highlight strategies for boards and staff to better communicate with one another
  • Learn to identify and manage common challenges
  • Align board and staff roles as organizational needs evolve
  • Examine frameworks for strengthening board performance
  • Develop a plan for recruitment and fundraising
Faculty

Francie Ostrower, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Theater and Dance and LBJ School of Public Affairs

Course Details

Price: $1,950.00

Nonprofit Boards: Working with Them and Serving on Them

Date
Duration
Location
Instructor

08/24/15 - 08/25/15

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705

Francie Ostrower