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Policy Governance® Sets Up Boards and Staff for Success

Posted May 08, 2018 01:55 PM
Board members who need lots of support but do little to advance the organization are a drain on resources. Moreover, boards that have poorly defined governance processes can be a risk to an organization. There is, however, a way to set up your board for success.

Just as any well-run organization clearly defines staff roles and responsibilities, Policy Governance® uses written policies that define how the board will operate and how they will work with the executive director.

Deciding in advance how the board will do its work – and how it will provide oversight – allows the board to focus on organizational strategy, deepening community connections, and fundraising. This seminar provides you with a solid understanding of Policy Governance®, an approach to governance used by many nonprofits, credit unions, religious organizations, and school districts.
Governance Matters: A More Powerful Board Through Policy Governance®
Monday, June 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pacific Tower (Panoramic Center) – 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

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This annual workshop is led by 501 Commons executive director Nancy Long, whose board uses Policy Governance®. This session is perfect for someone joining a board that uses PG, or for a board member or executive that is exploring this approach or just wants to improve board operations. Read about why the relationship between the ED and board chair is crucial for success and top 10 reasons why you should adopt PG.

501 Commons or Washington Nonprofits members get a discount, as do organizations with annual budgets under $1 million.