Event Details


So You've Joined a Board: Now What?

Thursday, November 19, 10:00 AM - Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:30 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers
A healthy board is critical to a healthy, thriving organization. Participants in this workshop will walk away with a better understanding of their actual role versus assumed role as a nonprofit board leader and feel empowered about their decision to volunteer their time. 

This workshop will be both presentational and conversational; it will include large group and small breakouts. It is targeted to those who are new to a nonprofit board, but could also serve as a refresher for those who have had a lapse in serving. Come and meet other board members from across the region and build a leadership village! 

Specific focus areas and questions addressed include:

  • Legal responsibilities 
  • Supporting the executive director, not day-to-day minutia of the organization 
  • Commitments; by-laws and understanding your time 
  • Board recruitment 
  • What's the mission, vision, and values? 
  • What works for YOUR organization? What makes a healthy board and therefore healthy organization?

Speaker Information

Sandy AgustinSandra J. Agustin has an extensive history of arts and social and racial justice leadership. She is a native Minnesotan, the youngest child of a Filipino immigrant and 5th generation Euro-Minnesotan. Since the age of 9, she has professionally performed and taught dance, later moving into arts administration as executive and artistic director at Intermedia Arts. She has served as artistic director at the Neighborhood House in St. Paul, and as program officer at the Minnesota State Arts Board managing multiple programs made possible through the Legacy Amendment. She is a former co-artistic core member of Mu Performing Arts.

Sandra has served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, Minnesota Dance Alliance, Pimsler Dance and Theater Company, Somali Documentary Project, and Charities Review Council, and has served on numerous funding panels. As a facilitator, Sandra's clients include entities such as ArtPlace America, NeighborWorks, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, University of Minnesota's Art's Leadership program, Million Artist Movement, the City of Minneapolis via ReCast, and in 2000, assisted in the design of the Institute for Creative Community Development alongside Bill Cleveland of the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Sandra is currently the Director of Creative Engagement for Inspire-to-Change, a new organization dedicated to purpose driven change through evaluation and strategic planning via consulting and coaching.

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