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Nonprofit Board Basics: Certificate in Board Member Orientation
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/17/2020
When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual Synchronous Learning Environment
United States


Online registration is available until: 11/13/2020
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Do you currently serve on a board or are you considering joining the board of directors of a nonprofit organization? Do you want to guarantee that you are governing correctly?

In this workshop, we will walk you through the legal duties of board membership and discuss the ten responsibilities every board member should fulfill in order to lead today's nonprofit organization to success. Workshop participants will undertake an exercise evaluating nonprofit governance of their nonprofit organization that target areas for growth and identifying action items to take back to their board.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore what is legally expected of board members
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member
  • Define roles between CEO/staff and board members
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls Learn tips to govern successfully

Cost: $50 member, $100 non-members

20% discount with 3 or more board members/staff attending from the same organization

Instructor:  Amie Dugan

Amie Dugan is Vice President, Organizational Development for Special Olympics North America and leads the Organizational Development team which provides guidance and oversight to all SONA Programs (comprised of United States, Canada, Caribbean) ensuring compliance and facilitating the advancement and excellence of all Programs. In addition to overseeing the Organizational Development team, some of Amie’s specific areas of specialty include CEO searches and CEO on-boarding, executive coaching, Board and Governance training, organizational capacity building strategy, regional strategy, centers of excellence, leadership training and development, facilitation, curriculum development, mentorship, serving as global leadership and program excellence representative for region, risk management, enterprise risk management, fundraising, special event planning, business operations technical assistance, and crisis communications.

Amie has experience ranging from the grassroots to international levels of the movement during her 26 years’ experience with Special Olympics.

Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications Special Olympics North America from 2012-2017 - a role she established - and prior to that, served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Special Olympics Florida for fourteen years.

In those roles Amie oversaw marketing, communications, media, social media, digital media, crisis communications, risk management, brand and more, including national and World Games. She has served on Special Olympics’ global brand task force, co-chaired the United States Leadership Committee’s marketing and communications committee, served as a member of the Special Olympics USA management team, and continues to serve on the SOI Risk Management and Insurance Task Force.

Amie was inducted into the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame in 2011.

Prior to Special Olympics, she worked for the Walt Disney World Company and the Juilliard School of Music.

Amie is a BoardSource certified nonprofit consultant. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rollins College, holds a MMBA, as well as a certificate in nonprofit management and multiple leadership institute program certificates from The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. She has completed and/or led five Special Olympics Leadership Academies. Note: This event will be a virtual synchronous learning environment. After registering, virtual participation instructions will be sent to you.

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