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Tuesday, February 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Webinar Description

Does Your Board Keep You Up At Night?

Meredith Emmett, Founder and President,Third Space Studio
Heather Yandow, Associate,Third Space Studio

Executive directors sit in a unique position of authority and leadership, directing a staff while also answering to a board of directors. Effective executives learn to see their board as partner rather than boss. They also engage and mobilize their board to do high-priority work that benefits the organization.

Join NAO, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, and Third Space Studio for this webinar to explore some of the habits and mindsets that executive directors can use to create a strong sense of shared leadership with the board.

This webinar will be recorded and sent to all regsitrants after the session. 

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Governance

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Governance. For additional resources in this category, visit: Governance 

About the Presenter

Meredith Emmett, Founder and President,Third Space Studio

Meredith Emmett is a facilitator, trainer, and strategist known for her interactive and creative ways of engaging people in meaningful conversation and thoughtful action. As co-founder of Third Space Studio, she has worked with dozens of nonprofits in North Carolina and across the country. She has over thirty years of experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector. Prior to Third Space Studio, Meredith served as executive director of three Durham-based nonprofits: Institute for Southern Studies, NC Community Shares, and Public Allies of NC. She has served on numerous local, state, and national nonprofit boards.

Heather Yandow, Associate,Third Space Studio

Heather Yandow joined Third Space Studio in 2010 after previously serving as director of development and communications with the NC Conservation Network, a statewide network of over 100 organizations focused on protecting North Carolina's environment and public health. During her nine-year tenure, she developed sustainable strategies to diversify revenues, directed a growing fundraising program, and built a comprehensive set of benchmarks to track programmatic progress. Working in partnership with Third Space Studio, Heather co-designed and coordinated the NC Conservation Network's successful Project Rainmakers, an effort to train and develop new fundraisers and build the grassroots fundraising capacity of six watershed organizations. She is responsible for creating Third Space Studio’s annual Individual Donor Benchmark report. The 2013 report was covered by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Nonprofit Times, and BoardSource SmartBrief.

Produced in Partnership with North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and Third Space Studio


$35 NAO Members
$50 Nonmembers

NAO Members must be logged in to receive member rate. Discount will be applied at checkout. If you are having difficulties registering contact or by calling 503-239-4001 ext. 123.

February 5th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Leadership Development
Presenter Third Space Studio
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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