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, two-hour 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.


  • Angela Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
  • Dr. Ellie Burns, Director of Nonprofit Relations, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

Please note: This session takes place at the Community Foundation C3 Center, 1910 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines. 

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 8:30am
1915 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Sponsoring Organization 
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines (Zoom)