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Board Essentials - Virtual Session - Feb 2021

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Designed to provide fundamental principles and practices that every nonprofit board member, and the staff who work with them, should know.

About this Event

Join us for this special online session of Board Essentials. You’ll learn about and discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, and we’ll focus on board leadership during the COVID pandemic.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the top 10 roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards
  • Understand the role of staff vs the board, differentiating between governance and management
  • List best practices for board recruitment, retention, and evaluation
  • Outline effective strategies for financial oversight, especially in times of crisis
  • Explain how you can help your organization raise funds and awareness

Who should attend?

  • New nonprofit board members who want to serve their organizations well
  • Existing nonprofit board members who want to better understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Nonprofit staff members who want a stronger grasp of the board’s role in nonprofit effectiveness and oversight

Facilitators

Megan Carvajal - Director of Consulting Services, Mission Capital

As Director of Consulting Services, Megan oversees Mission Capital’s team of consulting experts. She has served the Central Texas nonprofit community for more than 20 years largely working in fundraising and nonprofit administration. Her strengths lie in being strategic, a problem solver, a people manager, and a thought partner. She has contributed at a leadership level in improving workplace culture and supporting teams and leaders experiencing growing pains. Managing through change is one of Megan’s strong suits and something she enjoys immensely.

Megan is particularly interested in working with nonprofits who have an appetite to change and grow, working with teams who are stale and need a refresh, and working with new leaders and people managers who seek mentorship and a desire to be thoughtful and supportive supervisors. She also has a passion for helping fundraising teams build a strong structure, work flows, and annual plans. Megan believes that nonprofits are at their best when their business culture is strong.

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Megan has worked for several ATX nonprofits including SAFE, Any Baby Can, Equality Texas, and United Way for Greater Austin. Megan is a graduate of Indiana University – Purdue University Lily Family School of Philanthropy’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program, as well as Leadership Austin’s 2008 Emerge program. She has served on the board of YNPN and OutYouth and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Austin Chapter.

Chelsea Hartness - Membership Manager, Mission Capital

Chelsea (@chelseahartness) is passionate about connecting with people and serving the Austin community. Her background in small business and tech industries include both nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurial organizations, with specialization in growing teams, creating products, and leading outreach efforts. Her areas of expertise include business development, community building, marketing, project management and digital media management.

As Membership Manager she’s helped develop community-wide engagements and smaller learning opportunities to support the ever-changing needs of the nonprofit sector during the COVID-19 virtual pivot. This work has included multiple partnerships including external agencies like the Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA), Workforce Solutions Capital Area, and CapMetro, which resulted in multiple virtual events designed to engage large community feedback, prioritize end-user voice and experiences, and share commonalities and lessons learned from the pivot. Chelsea also serves to lead internal feedback initiatives at Mission Capital to develop learning opportunities and service pivot recommendations from client and market feedback.

Prior to joining Mission Capital, Chelsea led consumer marketing and sales for Maggie Louise Confections and served as Membership Manager for Austin Technology Council, where she oversaw periods of major growth and transition for both organizations. A former Career Center Advocate for Dress for Success and member of the Women of Wardrobe Board as Volunteerism Chair, she now serves as a Sexual Assault Advocate for Eloise House, a community initiative led by SAFE.

Chelsea holds an MBA in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University and a certification in Patisserie & Baking from Le Cordon Bleu. You can find her reading… everything.

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For information regarding refunds, accommodation, or general questions email events@missioncapital.org.

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Mission Capital has a strong commitment to making our services accessible to all. Please email events@missioncapital.org if you need any accommodations for this offering.

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All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing no later than two weeks prior to the Learning & Leadership offering. No refunds will be processed within 2 weeks of the event date. You may also transfer a registration to another staff member, board member, or volunteer with the approval of Mission Capital. All transfer requests must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date. Note: all refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee that will be deducted from the amount originally paid.

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