Board Boot Camp

Fall 2019 Board Boot Camp - Portland

This event is now full. To be added to the wait list, please email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org.

Friday, November 1
9am-4pm (8:30-9am Registration + Networking)
Clarion Hotel, Portland

The Core Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Do you ever worry about whether the board you’re on is covering all of its bases – or whether there’s some outstanding risk or liability that you’ve overlooked? This workshop will provide participants with a working understanding of the legal, fiduciary and governance obligations of nonprofit boards of directors. Attendees will gain clarity regarding the “must do” and “should do” tasks that every board faces and acquire strategies for engaging current and potential new board members in sharing the workload. Everyone will leave with an action plan for increasing the effectiveness of their board and heightened confidence regarding nonprofit board governance in an increasingly complex environment.

This session is for you if:

  • You’re new to nonprofit governance
  • You wonder whether your board is covering all of its bases
  • Your organization has grown beyond its “grassroots” origins, but the board has not

Intended Audience

This program is intended for current board members, new board members with little to no experience serving on boards, as well as more experienced board members who want a refresher. Executive directors are encouraged to attend with other board members and it is strongly suggested that multiple people from the same organization attend as a team for maximum benefit.

Cost + Registration (includes breakfast + lunch)

  • $150 MANP Members / $190 Non-Members
  • Team learning saves! $25 off each additional registrant from the same organization
  • Registration includes a complimentary copy of MANP’s Board Basics Handbook

About the Presenters

Jennifer Hutchins became the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits in July 2016. Prior to joining MANP, Jennifer was Executive Director of Creative Portland, where she led the City of Portland’s efforts to strengthen the creative economy. Along with Professors Richard Barringer and Charlie Colgan, she was a co-author on the seminal 2004 report on Maine’s Creative Economy conducted for Governor Jon Baldacci. Jennifer also served as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the USM Muskie School of Public Service for nine years and Marketing Director at Portland Stage Company from 1995-2000. She holds a Master’s in public policy and management from the USM Muskie School and lives in Portland with her husband and two daughters.

Gary Stern is the president of Portland-based Stern Consulting International, specializing in governance, strategic planning, and marketing with nonprofits, associations and multi-sector collaborations. He led the Drucker Foundation International Training team, is the author of numerous nonprofit guidebooks, and is a well-known national speaker and consultant. His Maine clients include Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Elliotsville Foundation, Eastport Arts Center, Downeast Salmon Federation, Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Institute for Civic Leadership/Maine Development Foundation.

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