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Board Governance - A Board Member's Perspective

February 28, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET


Gabe Foster
(704) 887-4142
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Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

Developing strong and effective board leadership goes far beyond the list of recommended practices and narrow definitions of governance that are discussed in blogs, articles, webinars, and even the questions on the IRS Form 990. An initiative this important requires strong and strategic leadership that invites and challenges board members and nonprofit staff to work together to position their organizations for success and greater mission impact.
Moderated by BDO’s National Co-Leader, Nonprofit & Education Industry Laurie De Armond, panelists Michael Forster, CFO of The Wilson Center and Thomas Waite, CFO of The Humane Society will discuss their experiences in helping organizations reach a level of exceptional board leadership.
Webinar Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of NFP board members and identify how to establish strong interactions and synergies with staff
  • Identify and explain the key principles of board engagement/involvement in governance
  • List strategies for increasing board engagement in governance
Delivery: The webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1 CPE credit in the field of Management Advisory Services
Program Level: Basic
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Laurie De Armond
National Co-Leader, Nonprofit & Education Industry
Michael Forster
Chief Financial Officer
The Wilson Center
Thomas Waite
Chief Financial Officer
The Humane Society