Everything You Need to Know to be a GREAT Board Member

Everything You Need to Know to be a GREAT Board Member

March 9, 2021
5:30 - 7:30 pm


The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness Program is training young professionals and community members for nonprofit board service. Workshop topics will include:

  • The nonprofit sector’s purpose and structure
  • The role of governance in nonprofit organizations
  • The Board of Director’s legal, fiduciary, and ethical duties and responsibilities
  • Individual board members’ role and responsibilities
  • Finding the right board position for YOU

Participants in this workshop will be eligible to participate in the Foundation’s matching program, which will connect trainees to board service opportunities. The workshop is $15, use promo code: GNOF to receive a $5 discount. The session will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Click here to register. 

This workshop is intended for those who are interested in serving on a nonprofit board. If you are currently serving on a nonprofit board and want to learn the basics of nonprofit governance, click here. 

About the Trainer

Clair Minson, LCPC, NCC

Clair is an experienced non-profit professional with a decade of experience in workforce development and mental health counseling. Since 2017, Clair has focused on the intersection of racial equity and workforce development, examining the manifestations of systemic and institutional racism in workforce policies, practices and cultural messaging. Clair is a nationally sought-after speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, a Master’s in Community Counseling from Argosy University and she is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland.

Clair is the Founder & Principal Consultant at Sandra Grace LLC, a change management firm that provides training, consulting and thought partnership to non-profit, for-profit and public organizations seeking to embed racial equity practices in their organizational, operational and programmatic activities. In this role, Clair leads racial equity work with organizations and cross-sector collaborations in various communities around the country. 

Clair’s professional highlights include: the development of a sector based training program for the Maritime, Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industry; creation of an Industry Advisory Council comprised of employers from across the TDL industry in Maryland; Development of the 10 Essential Questions for Workforce Development – the application of a racial equity lens for workforce development programming; Development of the 10 Essential Questions for Employers, Business Owners, HR Professionals and Hiring Managers; Commission and release of a number of reports highlighting occupational segregation and employment disparities in Baltimore and partnering with a local professor to understand how Employers, Workforce Practitioners, Public Partners and Private Foundations are applying a Racial Equity lens to their operational practices and recommendations for improvements.