No cost for MDC Members, $50 per organization for others
A strong board of directors is built upon clear understanding of basic roles and responsibilities. This session, tailored to Maine’s downtown organizations, will provide an overview of a board’s primary legal duties, important responsibilities and essential roles in governing the organization and stewarding its mission.
• Gain a deeper understanding of the role of the board and its responsibilities
• Discuss strategies for building and sustaining an effective board
This interactive Zoom workshop is intended for MDC Members already serving on downtown organization boards who are seeking an overview of their roles and responsibilities. Board members who have at least 6 months of board service will gain the most from participation. It is strongly suggested that multiple board members from the same organization and any paid staff participate as a team for maximum benefit.
Introduction + Overview
– Role Clarity
– Legal/Fiduciary Duties
Governance as Leadership
Core Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
– Board’s To Do List
– Board Role vs. ED Role
Build a Great Board
– Strategic Board Recruitment
– Board Self-Assessment
Q + A
Jennifer Hutchins became the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits in July 2016. Prior to joining MANP, Jennifer was Executive Director of Creative Portland, where she led the City of Portland’s efforts to strengthen the creative economy. Jennifer also served as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the USM Muskie School of Public Service for nine years and Marketing Director at Portland Stage Company from 1995-2000. She has served on several boards during her career, including Visit Portland, the Greater Portland Economic Development Council, the Maine Association of Nonprofits, and most recently the Maine Academy of Modern Music.
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