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Bulletproof Your Contracts: Most Disputed Terms & the Difference Between an MOU and a Contract
  • Tuesday, November 12
  • Webinar
Sandra Pfau Englund

Please join Sandra Pfau Englund, nonprofit attorney, as she takes you through 23 key terms found in most contracts and discusses the most common terms that can lead to disputes. Ms. Pfau Englund will also show you how to prepare and use a contract standard term template for hotel and other vendor agreements as a negotiating tool and to prepare for a successful project and relationship while providing an “escape plan” if the relationship turns sour.

Community Foundation Boards: Fiduciary Duties and Unique Considerations
  • Thursday, November 14
  • Webinar
Casey Summar

Learn the fiduciary duties of a board member of a community foundation as well as any potential personal liability and how this can be addressed through insurance and other protections. In addition, we will look at special considerations for community foundation boards, primarily your responsibilities in the oversight of donor-advised funds, exercising variance power and managing investments under the Uniform Prudential Management of Institutional Funds Act (“UPMIFA”).

Building Team Buy-In: Tangible Strategies to Make Projects Succeed
  • Tuesday, November 19
  • Webinar
Chris Martinez

We often spend a lot of time focusing on the quality of a solution/project and little to no time thinking about how to ensure the idea/change is adopted and sustainable. This can lead to a great idea having less of an impact than we thought. In this training, we will teach you how to build buy-in with the individuals involved with an initiative to help you ensure successful adoption and even passion for the task. You will learn both tactics and receive tips to implement.

Intellectual Property (IP) Self-Audit
  • Friday, December 6
  • Webinar
Kathleen E. Dion

Please join Kate Dion, attorney at law, as she guides you step-by-step through a self-audit of your intellectual property, pointing out actions you can take to protect your logos, brochures, and other communications that appear both on the Internet as well as in print.

Pitfalls of Using “Free” Board Member Attorneys
  • Tuesday, December 17
  • Webinar
Zachary Kester

Please join attorney Zachary Kester as he outlines the risks associated with the use of board member attorneys and provides strategies to mitigate such risk when presented with legal issues.

Reporting to the Board: Best Practices for Communicating Data and Increasing Support
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Learn how to best communicate with your board, how to determine what information needs to be shared, the impact of better communication on your bottom line, and strategies for reporting your data in a language everyone understands.

Successful Executive Director-Board Relationship: How to Reduce Legal Risks & Fulfill Fiduciary Responsibilities and Achieve Your Mission
  • On-demand
John Bradley and Lynn Ivey

Learn fundamentals of successful executive director-board relationships which contribute to achieving the nonprofit’s mission while reducing the risk for friction and possible legal exposure.

The Nonprofit Board of Directors Training Series
  • On-demand
Sandra K. Pfau Englund - Lynn Ivey - Linda Lysakowski

A five session series covering the major duties of board membership: Roles and Responsibilities, Financial Fundamentals for Board Members, Fundraising, Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members, Ensuring Sustainability Through Strategic Planning and Evaluations

Board Building: How to Vet Qualified Board Members That Will Actually Further Your Mission
  • On-demand
Andie McConnell

Please join Andie McConnell as she helps you understand how to move from simply filling board seats to taking the steps necessary to build a thoughtful, qualified board. She will focus on vetting and orienting board members through a solid application and orientation process and will put together a basic plan for building a strong governance committee.

Board Policy Manual Review: A Key Nonprofit Management Tool
  • On-demand
John Bradley

Please join John Bradley, attorney at law, as he describes a sample board policy manual framework and the policies which your nonprofit should consider adopting. Mr. Bradley will also offer suggestions relating to possible provisions that should be included in your key policies. Whether you already have a board policy manual in place or are only starting the process, you’ll benefit from the best practices which Mr. Bradley will describe.

Building an Exceptional Leadership Style: Maximizing Effective Leadership Abilities & Ensuring Your Nonprofit’s Success
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she explores the essential differences between leading and managing your nonprofit, the importance of your leadership style in your organization’s overall success, and the impact you have on your staff. 

Board Governance: Avoiding Liability Landmines and Managing Critical Issues
  • On-demand
Jennifer L. Urban

Please join Atty. Jennifer L. Urban as she takes a tactical look at the nonprofit organization and helps you understand critical functions and duties of the board of directors, explains how to avoid common landmines that could create personal liability for your organization’s leadership, and clarifies common governance and operational issues that could create problems. Gain the practical knowledge you need to avoid personal liability and properly manage risk.

Bulletproof Board Governance: Creating the Most Productive Board Possible
  • On-demand
Dustin Johnson

Guidance through best practices for developing bulletproof board governance policies and procedures.

Engaging Board and Staff in a Strategic Approach to Change
  • On-demand

Please join John Heymann, CEO of NewLevel Group, for a webinar that will help leaders of nonprofit organizations think, plan, and act strategically to successfully manage change in all facets of your organization. You will learn practical tips and tools for setting priorities, developing clarity of direction, and aligning action to make the most of scarce resources.

Effective Nonprofit Board Engagement: Best Practices, Strategies & Tools
  • On-demand
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Please join Darian Rodriguez Heyman for this important guidance, which will include templates and clear frameworks for creating a Board Matrix, a powerful tool to help build consensus around recruitment and board expansion priorities. 

Fixing Broken Boards: How to Manage Challenges with Problem Members, Redirect Conflicted Teams and Avoid Common Governance Mistakes
  • On-demand

Please join Lynn Ivey as she offers guidance and practical solutions for identifying and handling conflicts and ensures your nonprofit avoids governance mistakes that waste valuable time and resources.

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