Spokes Board Academy
October 19, 2018
Registration Fee: $175
Spokes Members: $150
Do you have the tools to make your board service successful? Are you seeking clarity about your role as a board member? Would you like to serve as a board member but aren’t sure how to get started?
Whether you are just starting board service or have served for years, we’re here to make your experience easier and more rewarding. Start with Spokes Board Academy and develop the skills critical to excellent board service. You’ll also gain practical knowledge of nonprofit management and skills to guide your successful board service and answer questions such as:
- What are the legal and governance responsibilities of nonprofit board members? Am I liable?
- Why is managing a nonprofit organization different from other corporations and businesses? How do we achieve our mission?
- What is the board member’s role in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with fellow board members and nonprofit staff? How can I be most impactful as a leader?
- Why is fundraising is so important? How can I overcome my fear of fundraising?
Join us and learn:
The Key Responsibilities of Officers
The Difference between Governance and Management
Managing for Conflicts of Interest
Who is accountable for the Organization
Why and How to Evaluate Your Executive Director
Elements of Effective Meetings
Building a Philanthropic Culture
Facilitate Discussion, Build Trust
Differences between Nonprofits and Traditional Businesses
Spokes Board Academy Sponsored By:
Registration includes light breakfast refreshments and a full lunch.
Registration closes at noon on Wednesday October 10th.
Dr. Consuelo Meux. Consuelo holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems with expertise in organizational behavior and development, women’s leadership styles, and diversity and inclusion. Originally from Fresno County, she has taught at the Nonprofit Support Center of Fresno County, led a Small Business Development Center (SBDC), served as a Director of Development and Public Relations, and has held university faculty and administrative roles. Consuelo is Spokes CEO and serves on the SLO County Commission on the Status of Women.
Lesley Santos. Lesley began her career as a development officer and grant writer for the California ScienCenter and Menlo College. She served as the Community Relations Manager for Adobe Systems, Inc., managing the company’s corporate philanthropy and community relations programs. Lesley joined Spokes’ predecessor organization, the Nonprofit Support Center, and founded Spokes in 2011, serving as CEO until 2018. She is presently the Agency Business Consultant at Farmers Insurance. Lesley earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California.
Adrienne Harris. Adrienne has fifteen years of experience working with nonprofit organizations and government to advance initiatives at the national, regional, and local levels. As former Executive Director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, she has unique insights into the challenges facing small and mid-sized nonprofit groups. She worked as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, and was co-chair of Artomatic, a 1,000 plus artist art festival in Washington, D.C.
Elena Romero. Elena has more than 20 years of successful fund development experience including annual giving, capital, major gifts, planned giving and special project campaigns. Elena is currently employed with Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation and serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Luis Obispo Chapter. Elena holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from San Jose State University. She is an alumnus of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley and Leadership Fresno.
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Why Should I Enroll?
We know the commitment it takes to serve on a board. You’re donating time and expertise to a mission you’re passionate about. Whether you are just starting board service or have served for years, we’re here to make your experience easier and more rewarding. Our team of nonprofit experts are ready to help you achieve excellence in board service.
Who is Spokes?
Since 1996, Spokes has been guiding nonprofits in achieving their goals with support and expert resources. We’re inspired by a vision of a united and effective nonprofit sector powered by proficient leaders…like you!
I’m New to Boards
Over 1200 nonprofit organizations in SLO county are working to tirelessly support causes such as youth, seniors, animals, and the environment. They can’t do it without dedicated board members. Will you join them?
I’m an Employer
Studies show that supporting your employees in board service will:
- Strengthen your brand
- Retain key talent
- Increase employee skills
Ensure your employees are doing their best job representing your company in the community. Invest in their excellent board service today!