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Board Roles + Responsibilities

Jun. 23, 2020, 7:30am-9am


This webinar is part of MANP's Get on Board Initiative, funded in part by John T. Gorman Foundation, The Betterment Fund and Onion Foundation. 

A strong board of directors is built upon clear understanding of basic roles and responsibilities. This session will provide an overview of a board’s primary legal duties, important responsibilities and essential roles in governing the organization and stewarding its mission.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role of the board and its responsibilitie
  • Discuss strategies for building and sustaining an effective board

Intended Audience
This webinar is for individuals already serving on nonprofit boards who are seeking an overview of their roles and responsibilities. Board members who have at least 6 months of board service will gain the most from participation.

It is strongly suggested that multiple board members from the same organization and the executive director participate as a team for maximum benefit. 

We know board members are busy people juggling work and personal life to volunteer many hours of their time. MANP is committed to reducing barriers to participation in our learning programs, so we’re experimenting with schedules outside of the standard M-F, 9 to 5 work day.  

We understand mornings are not peak learning time for everyone, but we hope it will appeal to some.  We strongly encourage live participation, but if you’re not able to join us you will still receive the recording and all materials. 

We plan to experiment with evening and weekend schedules next and look forward to your ongoing feedback about how we can make participation easier and more convenient.
This webinar is a great primer for MANP’s full day Board Basics Boot Camp. We hope to offer a few this fall. Stay tuned!

About the Presenter
Jennifer Hutchins became the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits in July 2016. Prior to joining MANP, Jennifer was Executive Director of Creative Portland, where she led the City of Portland’s efforts to strengthen the creative economy. Jennifer also served as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the USM Muskie School of Public Service for nine years and Marketing Director at Portland Stage Company from 1995-2000. She has served on several boards during her career, including Visit Portland, the Greater Portland Economic Development Council, the Maine Association of Nonprofits, and most recently the Maine Academy of Modern Music.

Cost + Registration
To register yourself, click the link below.

To register someone other than yourself or multiple people, please use this link.

We are offering pay-what-you-can options!

  • Suggested price: $30
  • Pay-what-you can: $20
  • Pay-what-you can: $10
  • Pay-what-you-can: $0 (we know times are really tough; you are more than welcome to attend at no cost!)
  • MANP coupons and promo codes are not applicable to webinars or partner events. Payment is due upon registration.
  • This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend will still have access to all course materials.

Questions? Please email us at Learn@NonprofitMaine.org 

Additional Resources 
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