Event Details


Effective Boards: Understanding Board Purposes and Planning

Wednesday, November 15, 09:00 AM - Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 11:00 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

In this workshop we go beyond the fiduciary duties to explore a common lifecycle that every board of directors travels through and the different purposes that boards fulfill at each stage. Participants will reflect on their board’s current stage and how it matches their organization’s needs. A stage-based perspective helps boards and organizations normalize their board experience and consider what it will take, at this particular point in time, to be effective.

We will dig into how board effectiveness at any stage is bolstered by proactive board planning. We will review strategies and templates for board annual planning and meeting planning. This workshop is valuable for individuals holding leadership positions on or with the board, such as board chairs, officers, committee chairs, executive directors, and leadership staff.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants for 14 days after the live event.

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State Association Partners

Iowa Nonprofit Alliance, Kentucky Nonprofit Network, Maine Association of Nonprofits,  North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Common Good Vermont, and West Virginia Nonprofit Association

Speaker Information

Al OnkkaWith his practical, lighthearted, outcome-based approach, Al Onkka helps his clients imagine and realize a different future – big or small, short or long. Using focused questions, purposeful engagement, and transparent process, Al helps nonprofit teams collaborate to crystalize their vision and define practical steps to make progress together toward ambitious, yet achievable goals. He is inquisitive, analytical, good at connecting ideas, encouraging, and affable.

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