The High Functioning Board Series 2014

YOU are a leader! New or seasoned, join CNL and fellow board members to build capacity through maximizing board performance.  Attend the CNL Board Development workshop series and increase your ability to have a positive influence on the organization you serve.

This year’s series will include a new component with the addition of panelists at each session – They will provide insight and answer direct questions during the workshops.  There will also continue to be take- home tools and interactive learning throughout the series as well as the always helpful networking with fellow board members in the community.

Session #1 – January 13th, 2014   5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Know Your Job: The Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board Member

As a board member, understanding your role is significant to helping your organization achieve success. Through content, panelist discussion and interactive learning, attendees will come away with a detailed understanding of the responsibilities that board members must fulfill if your organization is to have an effective and high-performing board.

Session #2 – January 27th, 2014   5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Line ‘Em Up: Board and Executive Director Alignment (ED’s invited to join this session)

One often hears “It’s About Relationships” – When it comes to the leadership of a nonprofit, that couldn’t be more true.  The relationship of the Board with the Executive Director is crucial.  This session will concentrate on optimizing your organization through an effective leadership team.  We will clarify roles, learn ways to support each other and foster communication.  Organization Executive Directors should plan to attend this session with their board members to work toward common goals and a united leadership team.

Session #3 – February 10th, 2014   5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
The “Ask”: Find Your Comfort Zone *

Some people love it, some people hate it – this workshop will help you find your comfort zone when asking for financial support of your organization.  Due to demand for more training on this important, yet often daunting, responsibility, this session will address directly various ways in which board members can participate in this vital role of board membership.  Attendees will come away with increased comfort and confidence as this session will help you find your niche, provide you with valuable tools and hands-on-practice.

Session #4 – February 24th, 2014   5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Money & Legal Part: Fiscal and Fiduciary Responsibilities 

Things every board member needs to know!  We will cover items such as: Policies, conflict of interest, ED signature level around expenditures and contracts, limits and availability of signors, checks & balances for finances, external audits, Directors & Officers insurance and filing of the IRS 990. This session will include several expert panelists enlisted to clarify concerns and field questions. Learn to avoid pitfalls and come away with an understanding of your organization’s financial & fiduciary health.

Attendees of all four sessions receive a  Certificate of Completion: CNL Board Leadership Series