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DAVENPORT: Elevating Board Leadership
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April 15, 2014 | 9:00am - 1:30pm


Elevating Board Leadership
A Dynamic Workshop on Nonprofit Governance for Board and Staff

Tuesday, April 15
9:00am - 1:30pm

Davenport Public Works Building
27234 SR 25 N.
Davenport, WA 99122

In partnership with WSU Extension Lincoln/ Adams Counties & Lincoln County Economic Development Council.  With support from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Nonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organizations’ mission, finance, and strategic direction. They have the power to advance lasting social benefit if they are strong and effective. How do you turn your organization’s board into an effective team, knowledgeable about the what, how, and why of your work?

Washington Nonprofits invites you to a half-day workshop in which we will explore new perspectives on the role of individual board members and the board as a whole. We will describe the three hats of a board member: fiduciary, strategy and sense-making. We will lay the groundwork by reviewing board rules of engagement and discuss the actions necessary in being stewards of an organization and its resources. We will then take a step back to explore the context in which our organizations’ work and the missions we are trying to achieve, discussing tools and tricks for building boards that learn and connect. Finally, we will map where we are and where we want to go with planning tools that help boards to be more strategic in building sustainable organizations.

“Elevating Board Leadership” is a hands-on, practical workshop that combines a presentation with large and small group discussions and activities. Participants will walk away with a stronger understanding of the power of effective boards and concrete ideas and tools to put right to work within their own organizations. The workshop is designed for nonprofit executive directors, staff working with boards, and board members.


Nancy Bacon, Learning Manager, Washington Nonprofits. Nancy Bacon creates and implements WN’s professional development programs. Nancy has served in the role of nonprofit executive director, program director, board member, and board president over the past 18 years. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs and has led numerous strategic planning processes, both locally and internationally.

Cost: $15, includes lunch

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