Nonprofit Training - On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

October 17, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maddie's Place C3 Training Room, 1910 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines

On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

Tuesday,  October 17, 2023  | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Maddie's Place C3 Training Room | 1910 Ingersoll in Des Moines 

 Fee: $10

Intended Audience: Newly elected board members, volunteers interested in board service, seasoned board members seeking to re-familiarize themselves with the role and responsibilities, executive directors and nonprofit leadership staff

Session Facilitator: Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer and Ellie Burns, Director of Nonprofit Relations at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Serving as a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead within the nonprofit sector and put your passion for a charitable cause into practice. Along with an affinity for the mission, effective board members must possess a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities to keep your organization on track. 

This interactive  session is designed to introduce participants to the roles of nonprofits and their boards and empower you to map out a meaningful plan for your terms. Through video, storytelling and hands-on workbook exercises, we will explore the dimensions of commitment, governance and fiduciary duties. Alongside fellow leaders, develop a learning plan that will enhance your experience and build on your abilities as an ambassador for your organization.

Upon completion of this session, you will have a clear understanding of what you do and should bring to the nonprofit boardroom and how to best use your skills to advance the mission of the organization you care about most.

If you have any questions, please email Barb Hobson at