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Strengthen the Relationship Between Your Board and Executive Leader on July 14

Posted Jul 07, 2016 11:00 AM
Nonprofits thrive when their board and executive leader are able to work together with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Policy Governance is a set of policies that clarifies this relationship so that the board can focus on big-picture matters while the executive can manage the day-to-day business of the organization. Learn more about these principles on Thursday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pacific Tower.

Organizations thrive when their board and executive leader are able to work together with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

This is why if your nonprofit isn’t currently using Policy Governance®, our annual workshop “Governance Matters: Create a more powerful board through Policy Governance®” on Thursday, July 14 at Pacific Tower.

Policy Governance® is a set of policies that clarifies the role of the board and defines its relationship with the administrative leader (executive director, head of school, or CEO). The board’s oversight and governance role can be accomplished with less time but greater consistency because of the fact their processes are written down, clear, and more stable.

The board is then free to focus on longer-term strategic issues, deepening community connections, and on the support role of individual board members, including fundraising.

Governance Matters: Create a more powerful board through Policy Governance®
Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pacific Tower, Suite #810 - 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144
This seminar presented by 501 Commons Executive Director Nancy Long, which also uses Policy Governance®, will provide you with a solid understanding of the principles and practices being used by many nonprofits, credit unions, religious organizations, and school districts.
What will be addressed in this seminar?
  • How should a board provide direction to and evaluate the executive director?
  • How can the board determine if the organization is achieving its intended end results?
  • How can the board focus its time well so it provides value to the organization?
Who should attend?
  • Board members and executive directors who want to better understand how to more clearly define the authority of the executive and the role of board members
  • Executive directors and board members considering whether Policy Governance® would be a good fit for their organization
  • New members of Policy Governance® boards who need an introduction to the theory and practices of a PG board

Partial service grants are available to small organizations. Group discounts are available for two or more people attending. Contact lucinda@501commons.org to learn more.