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Nonprofit Board Network

New Framework for Board-Executive Director Relationships

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

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Cindy Cumfer, Attorney at Law

Kay Sohl, National Trainer & Consultant
Kay Sohl Consulting

Pizza, Salad, No-host Bar & Networking at 5:00
Presentation at 5:30

How do you tell the difference between Board micromanagement and effective Board oversight? What are the legal expectations of Boards that have hired an Executive Director to “manage” the corporation? How will your Board find the sweet spot between micromanagement and asleep-on-the-job that will both ensure that your nonprofit operates effectively and protect Board members from potential legal liabilities?

Join Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl, authors of the newly released fifth edition of The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, for a lively discussion of Board/Executive Director relationships. The fifth edition features a new framework to help Boards clarify their roles and understand the legal implications of their decisions to delegate management powers and responsibilities to the Executive Director.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Six questions your Board should ask itself about your delegation of powers to the Executive Director
  • How Boards can meet their fiduciary obligations without micro-managing
  • Board responsibilities for financial oversight
  • The effect Board micromanaging may have on its Directors & Officers insurance policy coverage

About the Presenters

With over 10,000 copies of the first four editions sold and regular nomination by Oregon’s libraries as one of the most frequently stolen books, The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook is widely recognized as a must-have resource for nonprofits at every stage of development.

Cindy Cumfer has focused her legal practice on nonprofit corporations for over 30 years, and has helped build legal resources for nonprofits around the state through her continuing legal education programs. Kay Sohl has provided training and consultation on nonprofit sustainability, financial management, compliance, and Board leadership for over 5,000 nonprofits in Oregon and across the US. Both Kay and Cindy are widely recognized for their ability to make complex technical information understandable.

About the Network

Nonprofit Board Network offers regular opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere for you to learn about nonprofit governance, network with board members from other organizations, and meet the experts. Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $30 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all six network sessions (listed on the right).

Purchase a season pass today!

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Cindy Cumfer, Attorney at Law

Kay Sohl, National Trainer & Consultant
Kay Sohl Consulting

Pizza, Salad, No-host Bar & Networking at 5:00
Presentation at 5:30

How do you tell the difference between Board micromanagement and effective Board oversight? What are the legal expectations of Boards that have hired an Executive Director to “manage” the corporation? How will your Board find the sweet spot between micromanagement and asleep-on-the-job that will both ensure that your nonprofit operates effectively and protect Board members from potential legal liabilities?

Join Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl, authors of the newly released fifth edition of The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, for a lively discussion of Board/Executive Director relationships. The fifth edition features a new framework to help Boards clarify their roles and understand the legal implications of their decisions to delegate management powers and responsibilities to the Executive Director.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Six questions your Board should ask itself about your delegation of powers to the Executive Director
  • How Boards can meet their fiduciary obligations without micro-managing
  • Board responsibilities for financial oversight
  • The effect Board micromanaging may have on its Directors & Officers insurance policy coverage

About the Presenters

With over 10,000 copies of the first four editions sold and regular nomination by Oregon’s libraries as one of the most frequently stolen books, The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook is widely recognized as a must-have resource for nonprofits at every stage of development.

Cindy Cumfer has focused her legal practice on nonprofit corporations for over 30 years, and has helped build legal resources for nonprofits around the state through her continuing legal education programs. Kay Sohl has provided training and consultation on nonprofit sustainability, financial management, compliance, and Board leadership for over 5,000 nonprofits in Oregon and across the US. Both Kay and Cindy are widely recognized for their ability to make complex technical information understandable.

About the Network

Nonprofit Board Network offers regular opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere for you to learn about nonprofit governance, network with board members from other organizations, and meet the experts. Nonprofit Board Network gives you a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $30 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all six network sessions (listed on the right).

Purchase a season pass today!

When
October 9th, 2012 from  5:00 PM to  7:00 PM
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Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Multnomah
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NAO Members $22.50
Nonmembers $25.00
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