The Rice County Commission on Aging, working in partnership with the Rice County Historical society, is offering a half day workshop on the basics of being on a nonprofit governing board. This course will be led by Sue Elliot, Executive Director of the Rice County Council on Aging and Maggie Carlson, Director/Curator of collections at the Coronado Quivira Museum.
Have you ever been recruited for a nonprofit Board of Director’s only to no understand exactly what your new position requires? The world of nonprofit management and governance has gone enormous change in the last decade. This Board Basics workshop is intended to educate both new and returning board members on the unique legal requirements, challenges and benefits of being on the board of a nonprofit agency. The conversation will be general to nonprofits of all types.
topics to be covered include: What you need to know, board member job descriptions, responsibility of board members, understanding your mission statement, board/staff relations, working with an executive director, Internal Revenue service requirements, codes of ethics and much more Participants will also complete a self-evaluation to determine which areas need particular attention.
This half-day workshop will start at 9 a.m. on Feb. 29 and last until 11:30 a.m. Light breakfast will be provided. Participants will also get a binder with information covered during the session. A second workshop will be scheduled if interest is high. Rice County Council on Aging Board Members and Rice county Historical society Board Members will be participating.
If you would like your nonprofit board to attend this training, contact Sue Elliot at 620-257-5153 or Maggie Carlson at 620-257-3951. All attendees must RSVP to reserve a seat.