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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Effective Board Management for Meaningful Engagement

Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Board service can be challenging to navigate! Meaningful board service requires more than simply knowing what to do; a truly engaged board is one that knows how to lead productively for the greatest positive impact. In this session, we will discuss the finer details of board management including: how to differentiate the role of staff versus board, tips for running effective meetings that move the work forward, and an exploration of how to have productive conversations amongst your various teams - especially when those conversations generate conflict. 

This webinar is part of NAO’s Springboard Series – a cluster of trainings designed for rural nonprofits. This session is applicable to both board and staff, particularly those who liaise with boards.

Note: We encourage Board Bright: Governance Roles & Responsibilities as a prerequisite, though it is not required. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand Board Chair, Board Member, and Executive Director roles 
  • Incorporate tools for effective collaboration between Board Chair and Executive Director 
  • Learn techniques for running effective board and committee meetings 
  • Examine how boards can engage in productive dialogue, including navigating conflicts

Automatic closed captioning via Zoom is turned on by default for all NAO virtual sessions. For other accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated

This workshop will be recorded, and a copy of the recording will be made available to all registered attendees.

About the Presenter

Sarah Spangler, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Sarah Spangler is a Nonprofit Education Specialist at NAO. Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector in different capacities for almost 10 years; as a nonprofit volunteer, committee member, program coordinator, development director, executive director, and board member. Sarah is an active community member and feels at her best when she is surrounded by others who are passionate about building stronger, more equitable, and more compassionate communities.


Funded by The Ford Family Foundation

Thank you to The Ford Family Foundation who is supporting this online event series. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you. 


No cost for the Umatilla series, but registration is required. 

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

If you have any questions or trouble registering contact



November 15th, 2022 from  2:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance
Event Region Eastern Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding
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