Who’s in Charge Here? Role of the Board of Directors vs. ED

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Noon – 1pm
Anita Purves Nature Center | 1505 North Broadway Avenue, Urbana, IL

Speaker: Julie Melton, CFRE, MNA
Executive Director, Richland Community College Foundation
* 1 CFRE credit *

Lunch included

AFP Members: $25; Non-AFP Members: $35
RSVP by Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board vs. executive director can be a balancing act! Running a successful nonprofit takes an active board of directors and a dedicated staff led by a capable executive director. However, your nonprofit’s effectiveness can be hampered when the board and executive director don’t understand their role. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities help an organization strike a balance for achieving success. Learn how to create and effectively balance between the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. Julie will share her experience with nonprofit boards across the various nonprofit sectors (social service, healthcare, volunteer, etc.). She will provide clearly defined roles and responsibilities for each party and tips for handling difficult situations between the Executive Director and Board Members. Attendees will walk away with practical tools that they will be able to implement when they return to the office.

Who Should Attend?
Development and Fundraising staff, Nonprofit Executive Directors, and Board Members.

Learning Objectives
– Setting clearly defined roles and responsibilities for a Board of Directors and an Executive Director.
– Creating and effectively balancing the relationship between the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
– Handling difficult situations between the Executive Director and Board Members.

About the Speaker:
About the presenter: Julie Melton, CFRE, MNA has over 15 years development experience specializing in marketing strategies, donor recognition/stewardship, annual giving, gift processing, board governance/volunteer management and community engagement. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Richland Community College Foundation and previously served as the Director of Gift Administration for the University of Illinois Foundation and the VP of Development and Community Partnerships at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.


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