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Board Roles + Responsibilities

Board Roles + Responsibilities

Thursday, September 5, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)


Event Details

A strong board of directors is built upon clear understanding of basic roles and responsibilities. This session will provide an overview of a board’s primary legal duties, important responsibilities and essential roles in governing the organization and stewarding its mission.

Participants will:
  • Understand why we join boards
  • Clarify the typical roles of the board and its responsibilities
  • Discuss strategies for building and sustaining an effective board

Intended Audience

This webinar is for individuals already serving on nonprofit boards who are seeking an overview of their roles and responsibilities.

Board members who have at least 6 months of board service will gain the most from participation. It is strongly suggested that multiple board members from the same organization and the executive director participate as a team for maximum benefit.

2024 Get on Board Sponsor

    For More Information:

    MANP Education Team
    Cost + Registration
    • $45 MANP members / $65 Nonmembers
    • Discounts for teams! $25 off each additional registration from the same organization
    • Scholarships available! Prior to registering, email your scholarship request to and be sure to include your name and organization.
    • Participants will receive login instructions in the registration confirmation email as well as in reminder emails that will be sent one day and one hour prior to the live event. 
    • This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants for 30 days after the event. Participants who are unable to attend will still have access to all materials.
    • This MANP-hosted webinar will be hosted in Zoom Meeting and we ask participants turn off their cameras and mute themselves when joining.
    About the Presenter

    Jennifer Hutchins Headshot

    In July 2016, Jennifer Hutchins became Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits, the state’s leading organization for Maine’s charitable nonprofit sector with more than 1,000 members from all 16 counties. Previously, she was Executive Director of Creative Portland (ME) and Director of External Affairs at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, among other nonprofit professional roles in Maine and Washington, D.C. 

    Jennifer has served on several boards during her career, currently at the National Council of Nonprofits and the Maine Philanthropy Center, and on the advisory boards of the USM Muskie School, the Foundation for Portland (ME) Public Schools, and the Maine Trust for Local News.