Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 7, 2012
Location: Ft. Wayne Marriott, 305 E Washington Ctr Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825
Unleash the Power of Your Board!
Transformational Governance for Nonprofits
Propel Your Organization Forward With Structures
To Turn Your Board Into a Leadership Powerhouse
Hundreds of local nonprofit leaders will gather June 7 for a lecture that could help their organizations fundamentally transform their leadership. At the event, the Foellinger Foundation will present several different Capacity Building grant opportunities.
“This presentation will unleash the power of your board, propel your organization forward in a focused, results-oriented manner, and sustain your mission through transformational governance,” said Vernetta Walker, an expert on Board Governance – the way nonprofits structure their boards of directors.
The Foellinger Foundation invites Executive Directors and CEOs of local nonprofits and members of their boards to attend the annual Williams Lecture and Workshop from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Fort Wayne Marriott.
“We are thrilled about the topic and about the speaker we’ve been able to secure” said Cheryl Taylor, President of the Foellinger Foundation. “In more than 50 years of awarding grants to Allen County nonprofits, the Foundation has learned that one thing that separates strong, vibrant organizations is their emphasis on building a solid board of directors. After all, nothing can be more important than the structure and selection of the leaders who set the mission and strategy for the organization. Nonprofits and boards are facing many challenges and just as many opportunities right now, and the concept of ‘Transformational Governance’ fits perfectly with the way we seek to help strong local nonprofits become even better.”
Taylor said, “All board members are welcome, and an organization may bring multiple people, but seating is limited, so it pays to RSVP early.”
The speaker, Vernetta Walker, is Vice President of Consulting and Training of BoardSource. BoardSource, a renowned national nonprofit organization, is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.
Ms. Walker said, “My call to action for Allen County boards is to transform themselves in order to transform their organizations. Failure to heed the call and settling for status quo may mean lackluster performance or inability to meet stakeholder needs.” By contrast, she said, boards that thrive and grow use their team capacity to:
• anticipate and respond to the changing environment
• stimulate forward thinking and knowledge sharing
• promote long-term organizational sustainability
• embrace accountability, transparency, and best practice
• commit to becoming inclusive learning organizations reflective of their members, stakeholders, and communities
Seating is limited; nonprofits may RSVP to Shari at the Foellinger Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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