AFP Golden Gate Monthly Webinar: What Great Boards Do at Their Board Meetings — And What They Don't Do!February 25, 2013
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: East Bay Community Foundation in downtown Oakland.
Presener: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE
Ensuring effective board meetings is essential — because that's when governance happens. But far too many board meetings are just not so good.
It's past time to fix this. Good governance is no longer a luxury. Too many scandals. Too many angry governments. Donors are getting rather spooked, too. Claiming your organization is too small to do the right stuff is no longer an excuse.
Keep in mind: Board meetings are the core of corporate governance. Designing them. Ensuring adequate preparation. And making sure you talk about the right stuff the right way.
Staff leads the process of good governance and great board meetings. And leadership staff needs a working knowledge of boards and corporate governance. (It's nice to have a couple of board members who are somewhat knowledgeable, too. But beware! Board service does not, by itself, make them competent in governance.)
Join this webinar. You'll learn key concepts and proven strategies. And you'll receive a great handout to use back home.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will:
- Be aware of the key concepts of corporate governance.
- Understand the importance of the board meeting.
- Recognize key components of good board meetings.
Fundraisers, executive directors, and other staff who work with board members in committee and board work
Volunteers who serve on or aspire to serve on boards. Level of experience doesn't matter that much: I've seen far too many boards — even the supposedly sophisticated ones with highly experienced staff — who don't really understand governance…Or choose not to do it well through board meetings.
About the Presenter:
Simone Joyaux is described as "one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector." A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, she works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary's University, MN. Her books Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development are standards in the field. Her feature articles, NPQ web column, and blogs receive rave reviews. She founded the Women's Fund of RI, chaired CFRE International, and regularly serves on boards. Simone gives annually and has bequeathed her entire estate to charity. Visit her at www.simonejoyaux.com.
All webinars are produced by AFP International and are broadcast nationally. Admission is free of charge, thanks to the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter and the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF). All sessions qualify for 1.5 CFRE continuing education credits.
These webinars usually cost $159 for AFP members or $295 for non-members per session — but our donor EBCF is very generously offering them for free.
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to your colleagues and others who might be interested. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seminar materials and directions to the Foundation will follow to those who register for the event.
For a list of 2013 AFP GGC monthly webinars, click here.