Board Governance Fundamentals

Board Governance Fundamentals

July 6, 2022
9:00 am -12:00 pm

Greater New Orleans Foundation (919 St. Charles Ave)

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Effective Board leadership is crucial to an organization’s success. This 3-hour in-person program for board members, executive directors, and senior staff will discuss exceptional governance practices and strategies for improved board member engagement. Participants will leave inspired with new ideas to unleash their board’s potential.

We’ll specifically discuss the following topics:

  • The “dual purpose” of nonprofit governance; the board’s moral (ethical) and legal obligations (fiduciary duties of care, loyalty, obedience).
  • Understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the context of board service and governance.
  • Using the Governance and Management Support framework, understanding the distinction between governance and management support roles and responsibilities.
  • How to engage board members based on organizational needs and individual board members’ interests, skills, and capacity.

The workshop will be held in-person at the Greater New Orleans Foundation (919 St. Charles Ave) on Wednesday, July 6th from 9:00-12:00 pm. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Meet the Trainer

Marla Cornelius, MNA
Consultant: Nonprofit Leadership, Management, and Board Governance

Marla Cornelius has partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation for several years as the lead trainer for our popular Board Governance Series and several of our leadership programs. Her deep understanding of nonprofits and governance, the challenges facing leaders, and the way that power plays out in organizations enables her to create environments where clients can explore new realities, learn new approaches, and achieve their goals. Click here for a list of Marla’s writings on governance and leadership.