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Board & Staff Roles & Responsibilities

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Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor 721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland

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May 4, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00, Networking at 9:30

Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor | 721 NW 9th Avenue | Portland, OR 97209

Member Pass Eligible, $25 NAO Members, $50 Nonmembers

Presenter

Marc Smiley, Principal, Solid Ground Consulting

The board sets policy and the staff implements policy, right? Well, yes. And no. It’s not as easy as that.

Nearly every nonprofit organization with professional staff has at times struggled with the clear roles that board and staff members play as a team. Many of the notions of how to divide up the work don’t work. Some can cause real damage. Every nonprofit that has professional staff needs to be clear about the lines of authority and lines of communication that best foster a strong, sustainable team. They also need the tools to unwind and repair organizational structures that conflict with best practices on board-staff roles.

This workshop will work through the sometimes thorny issue of board and staff lines of authority using best practice principles, interesting stories and insightful suggestions on putting them to work. Participants can expect a highly interactive and relevant workshop, and to leave with clear understand and useful tools to support effective structure for their group.

NEW Flash Consulting Sessions Available!

Fund development consultants Clarinda Hanson White and James Phelps will be available for complimentary 10-minute “flash” consulting sessions during the networking portion of this event. Availability is limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

About the Presenter

Marc Smiley

Marc Smiley’s consulting experience has taken him to nearly every state in the U.S., working in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, board-staff relations, organizational structure, and fundraising planning and training. Marc has worked extensively with groups focused on conservation, historic preservation, energy and sustainability, affordable housing, and health and human services. He has also published books on board governance, strategic planning and fundraising, as well as dozens of articles in journals and periodicals. Marc has served in staff leadership roles with the Oregon Natural Resource Council, River Network, the Yakima Greenway Foundation and the Land Trust Alliance. He has also served on the boards of the Columbia Land Trust, Online Networking for the Environment (ONE-NW) and REACH Community Development.

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May 4, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00, Networking at 9:30
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor | 721 NW 9th Avenue | Portland, OR 97209
Member Pass Eligible, $25 NAO Members, $50 Nonmembers

Presenter
Marc Smiley, Principal, Solid Ground Consulting

The board sets policy and the staff implements policy, right? Well, yes. And no. It’s not as easy as that.

Nearly every nonprofit organization with professional staff has at times struggled with the clear roles that board and staff members play as a team. Many of the notions of how to divide up the work don’t work. Some can cause real damage. Every nonprofit that has professional staff needs to be clear about the lines of authority and lines of communication that best foster a strong, sustainable team. They also need the tools to unwind and repair organizational structures that conflict with best practices on board-staff roles.

This workshop will work through the sometimes thorny issue of board and staff lines of authority using best practice principles, interesting stories and insightful suggestions on putting them to work. Participants can expect a highly interactive and relevant workshop, and to leave with clear understand and useful tools to support effective structure for their group.

NEW Flash Consulting Sessions Available!

Fund development consultants Clarinda Hanson White and James Phelps will be available for complimentary 10-minute "flash" consulting sessions during the networking portion of this event. Availability is limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

About the Presenter

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Marc Smiley
Marc Smiley's consulting experience has taken him to nearly every state in the U.S., working in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, board-staff relations, organizational structure, and fundraising planning and training. Marc has worked extensively with groups focused on conservation, historic preservation, energy and sustainability, affordable housing, and health and human services. He has also published books on board governance, strategic planning and fundraising, as well as dozens of articles in journals and periodicals. Marc has served in staff leadership roles with the Oregon Natural Resource Council, River Network, the Yakima Greenway Foundation and the Land Trust Alliance. He has also served on the boards of the Columbia Land Trust, Online Networking for the Environment (ONE-NW) and REACH Community Development.
When
May 4th, 2016 from  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Multnomah
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Price $50.00
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City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Governance,
Presenter Marc Smiley
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
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