Greater Minnesota Board Governance for Nonprofit Excellence

Date: Apr 25, 2017
Time: 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Willmar Area Community Foundation
1601 East Hwy 12, Suite 9, Willmar

Fee: $40 for MCN members / $60 for nonmembers Register Now!

A nonprofit’s board of directors is responsible for developing, defining and reviewing the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. Boards are not owners of the organization but are stewards of the organization’s mission and resources. Each nonprofit board should actively set policy and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission, provide direct oversight and direction for the executive director and the organization as a whole, and evaluate its own effectiveness as a governing body, as a group of volunteers and as representatives of the community in upholding the public interest served by the organization.

In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn about board characteristics and qualifications
  • Discuss the components that make up good board composition
  • Determine sufficient board responsibilities
  • Enhance the effectiveness of board operations

Participants will receive a copy of Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that covers eleven topics from Financial Management to Human Resources and everything in between.

The session is geared toward board members, executive directors, volunteer recruitment staff and anyone looking to earn a position on a nonprofit board.

Morning refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Willmar Area Community Foundation.

*Please join us after this session for the Willmar Area Lunch and Learn from noon - 1 p.m. The Lunch and Learn is free; no RSVP necessary.

About the Presenters

Joe PedersonJoe Pederson is the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ West Central Minnesota Chapter. Previously, Joe was the executive director for Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership from 2000 through 2015. Through this work, Joe managed an $8 million budget, oversaw a wide range of programs with a particular focus on those with low-income and from diverse backgrounds. He was deeply engaged in public policy, community relations, fundraising, and managing relationships with partners. In addition to his work at Lakes and Prairies, Joe was an elected official in Hawley; he worked for a number of years for Clay County Social Services and he has worked with various MCN member organizations and partners. Joe holds a bachelor of arts in history and political science from Concordia College in Moorhead.

Emily SteinmetzEmily Steinmetz is the regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits’ Central Minnesota Chapter based in St. Cloud. Through this part time position, Emily provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the central region of Minnesota. Before becoming a regional coordinator, she was the community relations manager with Barnes and Noble. In addition, Emily is an active volunteer and board member for the March of Dimes and a founder and board member for The NICU Community, an organization designed to support families after discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit. Emily received her B.S. in business administration from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and her master of business administration from Lynchburg College.

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