The University of Iowa

*On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member
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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.

Session Facilitators:

Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Ellie Burns, Director of Nonprofit Relations, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 8:00am
C3 Center
1910 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Sponsoring Organization 
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines