501 Commons Board Training in King County Workshop Series
501 Commons is presenting the workshop series for board and staff members that has been offered by United Way of King County for many years.
This session gives insight into effectively performing the roles and responsibilities of a board member. We will discuss basics of nonprofits, legal obligations, personal risk, and the concepts of governance from Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (Chait, Ryan & Taylor 2005), to provide a framework for more effective not-for-profit governance. This workshop is designed both for those who are new to boards as well as to more experienced board members wanting to shore up their knowledge and educate fellow board members.
By the end of the session participants will understand:
1. What federal and state laws require of a “fiduciary” responsible for the governance of a not-for-profit organization.
2. How to train your board to think and govern like leaders, not managers.
Trainer: Beth McCaw is currently the President of the Washington Women’s Foundation, having retired from the practice of law in 2010. She serves on the Boards of Directors of YWCA USA, YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County, Bellevue LifeSpring, Overlake Medical Center and The Rainier Club Historic Foundation. Besides her law degree, Beth holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University.
Organizations with a budget under $1 million are eligible for a $20 discount. E-mail email@example.com to receive the discount code. Check back on our Featured Events page for upcoming sessions.