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Engaging and Effective Board Meetings

June 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Board members interact with a nonprofit primarily via a board meeting. Discover new perspectives and innovative ideas on how these meetings can better engage your board members, and yes, actually be fun as well as impactful. We’ll cover:

— Designing and running effective meetings
— 10 ideas that each take 10 minutes to change your board meetings
— Overcoming cultural and behavioral barriers
— Useful tools: such as board action calendar, consent agendas, committee reports
— How a formal board orientation leads to better meetings

This is event is a $10 investment for members of the Dan River Nonprofit Network (check our Member Directory) and a $15 investment for non-members. If you would like to join the Network for this year to get this rate and future discounts, click here. (Organizational membership ranges from $35 – $200). If you prefer to register for the program using cash or check, simply contact us at info@danrivernonprofits.org or 434-792-3700 ext. 226 to make arrangements.



This session will be presented by Jeanne Allen, an expert in board and leadership development, strategic planning, change management, volunteer management, and social media strategy. Jeanne is passionate about effective nonprofit management and leadership, and building relationships with and between all the stakeholders: volunteers, members, staff and board leadership. Additionally, Jeanne is an Instructor in the Duke University 

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program (NC) where she teaches Board Development and Governance, Strategic Planning, Social Media Strategy and Policy for Nonprofits, and Volunteer Engagement. Currently, she is a Newswire Contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) daily online journal. Jeanne is a faculty member of the Nonprofit Technology Certificate, offered by NTEN, teaching an online seminar on Volunteer Engagement, as well as presenting webinars for BoardSource, Nonprofit Web Advisor, Meals on Wheels America and Nonprofit Learning Labs. Jeanne is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer with expert knowledge of effective governance principles. Jeanne is a Certified Instructor in the Service Enterprise Program, sponsored by Points of Light Foundation. As a volunteer, she is a local organizer for NC Tech4Good, planning monthly meetings on technology topics for nonprofits. She has given presentations at the Virginia Fundraising Institute, the NC Philanthropy Conference (AFP), and the NC Center for Nonprofit State Conference among many others.


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Danville, VA 24541 United States
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