Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards-Session 5
EPNRC Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions Fall Series
Ten Basic Responsibilities of
Nonprofit Boards-Session 5
Ensuring Legal and Ethical Integrity AND Enhancing the Organization’s Public Standing
Thursday, January 11 * Noon – 1:30 pm
Estes Valley Library, Hondius Room
These five monthly lunch & learn roundtable discussions will focus on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards. Roundtables are free to all nonprofit leaders in or serving the Estes Valley with a special emphasis on encouraging board member attendance. Board members need more than enthusiasm for a cause, passion for a mission, or good intentions. To be effective, they need to understand and perform all of their governing responsibilities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Village Thrift shop, every organization will receive the highly acclaimed BoardSource book and workbook “Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards.” It is our belief that by participating in live discussions around this issue, nonprofit leaders will take away real-life examples of how to LIVE and model great board governance.
Program Details – All Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussions are held on Thursdays from Noon – 1:30 pm in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Each roundtable discussion will be facilitated by leaders in the field – those with experience in that particular topic.
Session 5: Ensuring Legal and Ethical Integrity AND Enhancing the Organization’s Public Standing
9. Ensuring Legal and Ethical Integrity
Because the board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms, its members should collectively exhibit diligence, commitment, and vigilance to keep their house in order. The organization’s reputation and public standing require everyone to take three watchwords seriously: compliance, transparence, and accountability.
10. Enhancing the Organization’s Public Standing
Board members serve as a link between the organization and its members, stakeholders, constituents and clients. They should think of themselves as the organization’s ambassadors and advocates – hopefully even long after they leave their board memberships.
Program Objectives & Outcomes
Objectives: to provide local training and discussion on the Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards to ensure that our community’s organizations have the resources, leadership, and oversight necessary to carry out their missions and other vital activities; build capacity for our community’s nonprofits; and, encourage networking, problem solving and resource building. Specifically to train board members and other nonprofit leaders in the area of governance.
Outcomes: Improved knowledge of board roles and responsibilities and board governance issues resulting in increased nonprofit performance, effective stewardship of resources, increased sustainability, and a higher level of public trust.
Facilitated by: Frank Lancaster, Town of Estes Park
Cost: FREE – thanks to a generous grant from the Village Thrift Shop
Bring your lunch and join us. For questions or more information, please contact Jill Lancaster, Executive Director at email@example.com.
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If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC Executive Director, Jill Lancaster at firstname.lastname@example.org