Presented by Santa Fe College and the Nonprofit Center

Date: October 23rd, 8-12pm

Cost: $85 per person

Location: Santa Fe College CIED: Imagination Room

530 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

To register call: 352.381.7067

Program Description

A great way to get involved in the community is to serve on the board of directors for a nonprofit organization.  Ultimately, you will use your skills and expertise in your field to assist the organization in fulfilling its mission. This program is specifically designed to educate new board members about the key characteristics of highly effective boards, board structure and management, and the board-staff partnership, among other important elements.

 Learning Objectives / Outcomes

Walk away with knowledge of:

  • The Nonprofit Landscape
  • Board Roles
  • The Board-Staff Partnership
  • Board Structure and Operation
  • The Board’s Role in Fund Raising
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Key Characteristics of Highly Effective Boards
  • Minimizing and Managing Risk
  • Working with Founders Syndrome
  • Changing a Board’s Composition
  • Changing a Board’s Culture
  • Dealing with a Difficult Board Member(s)
  • Dealing with Organizational Crisis
  • Creating the “Mindful Organization”

 Speaker: Andrew Walker

Mr. Walker has worked in the nonprofit field for nearly 30 years as a volunteer, board member, fund raiser and executive director.  A BoardSource-trained consultant, he was formerly international director of The Nature Conservancy’s Trustee Leadership Program, supporting 1400 Trustees on 56 boards around the world and is past president of the New College Foundation in Sarasota.  A member of phi beta kappa, he holds degrees in communications and technology transfer, English literature and physics and lives in Sarasota.

Who should attend?

Recommended for individuals who are a new* board members

*Served on a board for 2 years or less

 Follow-up Support

  • After the completion of the course attendees will receive a digital copy of the presentation and any related handouts.
  • Contact information of presenter for any follow-up questions