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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Networking at 4:30 p.m., Presentation starting promptly at 5:00 p.m.
Light food and drinks provided 

Event Description

Ten Practices to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Boards

Barb Gibbs, Nonprofit Consultant

In this session we will explore ten practices that will help your Board be more efficient, effective, collegial, and prepared. Taken together, these practices optimize the time and talents of Board members, increase their satisfaction, and improve Board-staff relationships.  Each of these practices can be employed regardless of organizational size.

  At the end of the day, all Board members should be able to say:

  • I know where my organization is going and how it will get there.
  • I know what’s expected of me and when it’s expected.
  • I know others are doing their part.
  • My work is acknowledged, appreciated, and makes a difference

Join us for this session that will expand on the fundamentals of board governance into how to engage effectively as an informed board volunteer.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture and 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 Leadership & Culture and Governance. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture and Governance.

About the Presenter

Barb Gibbs, Nonprofit Consultant

Barbara works directly with a wide diversity of client organizations to provide management consulting services. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, Barbara brings a rich array of experience and wisdom to her capacity building work.

Barbara served as a Senior Consultant at the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) for five years. Before joining NAO, Barbara worked for seven years as a Program Officer and the Director of Policy and Strategy at the Meyer Memorial Trust. Prior to her foundation work, Barbara held different leadership roles in social services and arts organizations where she led strategic and business planning, capital campaigns, facility renovations, and program innovation. Barbara is particularly proud of the successful capital campaigns she managed for an art museum and social service agency.

She considers herself fortunate to have worked both as a grant seeker and a grant maker. Barbara holds an MBA in Arts Management from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA. When not busy in her consulting role, you can find Barbara enjoying hill walks, hiking, attending galleries, museums, and performances and reading.



$35 NAO Member 
$70 Nonmember

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October 1st, 2019 4:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
5100 SW Macadam Ave
Portland, 97239
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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