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South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network

Changing Models for Effective Boards

John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene

About this event

Marc Smiley, Managing Partner

Solid Ground Consulting

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

Not all Boards are alike, nor should they be. Nonprofit organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and they create and support the Board model that best fits their unique needs and the needs of their community.

We’ll discuss:

  • Evaluating your Board’s effectiveness
  • Getting your Board “on board” with new approaches
  • Identifying a Board model that best meets your organization’s needs
  • Clarifying Board roles and expectations

Join nonprofit consultant Marc Smiley for a look at various models for nonprofit Board service. We’ll explore some emerging trends for Board structure and levels of responsibility, and will highlight some approaches to building the Board that best suits your organization. You’ll leave with a few very practical tips for making your chosen Board model work most effectively.

About the Presenter

Marc Smiley is the Managing Partner with Solid Ground Consulting, and has been a consultant in Oregon for more than 20 years. His consulting practice specializes in organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising. He has worked extensively with nonprofit and public organizations involved in a spectrum of issues including land and river conservation, energy conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation, and human services.

Marc was formerly the Executive Director for the Oregon Natural Resources Council and the Yakima Greenway Foundation, and he was the first Training Director for River Network. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with several organizations, including Online Networking for the Environment Northwest (ONE/Northwest) and REACH Community Development. Additionally, Marc teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.

About the Network

Each session of the South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

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 $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all six network sessions.

Purchase a season pass today!

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Marc Smiley, Managing Partner
Solid Ground Consulting

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

Not all Boards are alike, nor should they be. Nonprofit organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and they create and support the Board model that best fits their unique needs and the needs of their community.

We’ll discuss:

  • Evaluating your Board’s effectiveness
  • Getting your Board “on board” with new approaches
  • Identifying a Board model that best meets your organization’s needs
  • Clarifying Board roles and expectations

Join nonprofit consultant Marc Smiley for a look at various models for nonprofit Board service. We’ll explore some emerging trends for Board structure and levels of responsibility, and will highlight some approaches to building the Board that best suits your organization. You’ll leave with a few very practical tips for making your chosen Board model work most effectively.

About the Presenter

Marc Smiley is the Managing Partner with Solid Ground Consulting, and has been a consultant in Oregon for more than 20 years. His consulting practice specializes in organizational development, strategic planning, and fundraising. He has worked extensively with nonprofit and public organizations involved in a spectrum of issues including land and river conservation, energy conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation, and human services.

Marc was formerly the Executive Director for the Oregon Natural Resources Council and the Yakima Greenway Foundation, and he was the first Training Director for River Network. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with several organizations, including Online Networking for the Environment Northwest (ONE/Northwest) and REACH Community Development. Additionally, Marc teaches graduate and undergraduate courses as an adjunct professor for the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University.

About the Network

Each session of the South Willamette Valley Nonprofit Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

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 $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all six network sessions.

Purchase a season pass today!

When
November 19th, 2013 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center
Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
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