Wednesday, March 18, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Tips and Tools for Building the Board of Your Dreams!

Kim Ryals, Consultant and Trainer, Cause Oregon

The board you have is the board you build! In this session, we will explore fundamental board concepts to help you build a self-governing board and to be a gold-star board member! If you are interested in strategies for recruiting engaged and informed board members and exploring how to develop your board’s capacity, don’t miss this session! 

We want to help you think creatively about developing your leadership pipeline. You will leave with practical tools that you can adapt and apply to your organization and sustain your board over the long haul.

Learning Objectives:

  • Actionable strategies for board recruitment.
  • Tools for basic board maintenance.

This session will be great for board members who want a refresher on important board basics and nonprofit leaders who want to work effectively with their boards for greater mission impact! 

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

Kim Ryals, Principal, Cause Oregon

Kim Ryals is Owner and Principal of Cause Oregon. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in organization development and executive nonprofit management, as well as a cadre of talented associates passionate about Oregon's health and future. Traveling a lifelong road of assisting people with their passions, Kim has a track record of state, regional and national mission-based accomplishments with staying power. She holds a Master of Science in Natural Resources (with emphasis on human dimensions) from Utah State University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (emphasis on organization development) from Duke University.



$25 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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March 18th, 2020 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Road
Conference Room C
Bend, OR 97701
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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