Spokes Board Academy
March 23, 2019
Held at: Copeland Health Education Pavilion, 3rd floor of French Hospital, 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo
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
Instruction begins promptly at 9:00am. Please arrive between 8:30am-9:00am for check-in and light morning refreshments.
Lunch will be provided.
Registration closes at noon on Friday March 15th.
The Spokes Board Academy will be facilitated by 4-6 subject experts, to be announced.
Spokes Board Academy Sponsored by:
PG&E Funds Provided in 2018
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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!