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From Seed to Harvest: Growing an Engaged Board of Directors – Elkins

May 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Premier of WV Principle & Practice for Nonprofit Excellence #3 – Governance

A nonprofit’s board of directors is the organization’s steward and is responsible for developing and maintaining public trust by ensuring effective movement toward the organization’s mission. To be effective, the role of the board members needs to be clearly defined and focus on providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. In this two-part Governance overview, you will learn key elements of board roles, structure, and operations critical for growing an engaged board and reaching its full potential. Lunch is included.

CEUs: 3.5 Social Work hours; 3.5 CECNPM hours (Core Area: Nonprofit Management)


10:00-10:30 Introductions; Principles & Practices Introduction; What’s your most challenging Board Governance issue?

10:30-11:30 Principle #3A – Board Roles

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:00 Principle #3B – Board Structure

1:00-1:30 Networking – Governance mastermind groups

1:30-2:00 WVNPA Member Benefit Overview, Advocacy Issues, Role of the WVNPA

Presenter: Violet Burdette holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Concord University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Marshall University Graduate College.  She is currently enrolled in the West Virginia University Certificate in Excellence in Non-Profit Management Program and the Certified Community Action Professional Program.  Violet has a Certificate in Gerontology from West Virginia University and a Grant Certification from The Grantsmanship Center. Ms. Burdette has 32 years of experience working in a variety of organizations, primarily in management and/or administration.  The past seven years she has been working for MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. as the Development Specialist.  This position is responsible for program development, funding opportunities, administrative and management activities, and provides consulting services for outside organizations.

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May 23, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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West Virginia Nonprofit Association


Randolph County Development Authority
10 Eleventh Street
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
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