The University of Iowa

Basics of Being an Effective Board Member
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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 Brianne Sanchez, 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. The $10 fee includes workbook.

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.

See the event website for details and to register. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Sponsoring Organization 
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines