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Roles and Responsibilities of an Effective Nonprofit Board

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December 28, 2019 @ 2:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Coastal Bend Health Education Center, 209 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
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Are you a board member or in a leadership position at a local nonprofit organization? If so, while the board might have good intentions, chances are it is not as effective as it could be. According to an article by McKinsey & Company, a majority of respondents to a 2015 Standford University survey on nonprofit governance, said they did not believe that their fellow board members were very experienced or very engaged in their work. Also, more than two-thirds of directors said their organization had faced one or more serious governance-related problems over the years. Most nonprofit boards want to effectively support their nonprofit staff and the mission of the organization, they just don’t really know their roles and responsibilities.

Join us for a thorough review of the Roles and Responsibilities of an Effective Nonprofit Board presented by nonprofit expert and certified BoardSource trainer Mary Beth Harrington.

For over 25 years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the Texas nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters.  Her career path is unique, as she has not focused on one particular sector.  Rather, she has worked with all nonprofits from Aids to Zoos and everything in between; usually providing training most notably as Director of Curriculum & Development at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at the Volunteer Center of North Texas, and as Director of Community Outreach at the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO). 

Sections covered include: Goverance, Fudiciary Responsibilities, Board Management, Board Recruitment, Sustainability and Advocacy and Evaluation.

This is a great event for anyone who serves on a board, is interested in serving on a board or is enthusiastic about community engagement and learning how to best give back to the community.  

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Coastal Bend Health Education Center / ESC Region 2 Bldg.
209 N Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

This event is free and open to all members of the community, although advanced registration is required on a first-come, first served basis. Parking is available in the parking lot. Please list any dietary restrictions in the comments section of the registration form. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Registration will close on Friday, Dec. 6 or once the event venue has reached its capacity of 35 people.

For more information or questions, please contact Sandra Martinez at smartinez@mhm.org  or (512) 619-4322.


December 28, 2019
2:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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Coastal Bend Health Education Center
209 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
+ Google Map