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Basics of Effective Board Service: Preparing to Make a Difference

Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • Organized By University of Missouri-Kansas City - Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Online Event


Our four-session introductory board member development program draws upon the nationally-noted expertise of Dr. David Renz, director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC, with presentations from a diverse group of experienced board leaders from across the Kansas City community. The goal of the series is to prepare current and emerging community leaders to serve effectively as members of the governing boards of nonprofit and other public service organizations. Starting Tuesday evening, January 29, the series will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom on four alternating Tuesday evenings (see below for specific dates).

Session 1: Boards, Governance, and Public Service Leadership: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
Date: January 26, 2021 (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

  • Introduction to Nonprofit (and Governmental) Boards
  • Making Sense of the Work of a Governing Board
  • The Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Board Work
  • The Core Responsibilities of Boards

MCNL has a limited number of partial scholarships that can be applied to the registration fee for most of our programs. Apply for a scholarship using our online form.