Gregory Nielsen joined the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in 2015. Prior to this position, he was the Executive Director for Green Hill Therapy (2008-2015). Gregory oversaw the administration and fiscal integrity of Green Hill including fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. During his tenure, his strategic vision and innovative approach led the organization to new heights and vast growth in an extremely challenging economic environment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School. He previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Serving on Non-Profit Boards: What Lawyers Need to Know
Re-Broadcast on May 7, 2018
This informative session will discuss nonprofit Board roles and responsibilities, with particular emphasis placed on building a dynamic and engaged Board that can propel an organization towards mission success. The session will begin with an overview of best practices in building and selecting a Board of Directors and then move to an overview of Board member duties. We will discuss the differences in roles and responsibilities of the CEO/Executive Director and Board in seven key areas. We will then identify and discuss common areas in which ethical challenges arise for nonprofit Board members and best practices to address them. Finally, we will identify several current risks of which all Board members should be aware.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Building the Board
• Board Fiduciary Duties
• Differentiating roles and responsibilities within an organization
• Ethical Challenges
• Understanding Risk
Co-sponsored by the Center for Non-Profit Excellence
Attendees receive a certificate and seal from both myLawCLE and the Center for Non-Profit Excellence, which can be advertised on lawyers website (see displayed image).
Date / Time: May 7, 2018
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section I. Building the Board: Principles and practices to put the right team together
a. Recruiting and selecting Board members
b. Orientation and acclimation
c. Selecting and electing slate of officers
d. Common committees and purposes
Section II. Board Duties
a. Duty of Care
b. Duty of Loyalty
c. Duty of Obedience
Section III. Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
a. Executive Director/CEO vs. Board
Section IV. Ethical Challenges for Nonprofit Board Members
b. Conflicts of Interest
Section V. Top 10 Risks Facing Nonprofit Boards
Section VI. Measuring and Evaluating Board Performance