- How are leadership decisions made at the Foundation?
- What is expected of members who are serving in leadership positions?
- How can a member nominate herself or others for a leadership position?
UWKC Workshop: Governance Responsibilities of Not-for-Profit Boards: Serving Your Community Without Being Served a Summons
How do you build a more effective, engaged Board? Do your Board members understand the difference between governance and management? Are your Board members aware of their legal obligations and areas where they may potentially be liable for the activities of your organization? This workshop examines these questions and using the concepts of governance from Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (Chait, Ryan & Taylor 2005), provides a framework for more effective not-for-profit governance.
By the end of the session participants will understand:
1. What federal and state laws require of a “fiduciary” responsible for the governance of a not-for-profit organization.
2. How to build a more effective Board by strengthening Board member recruitment, orientation and ongoing training
3. How to train your Board to think and govern like leaders, not managers.
This workshop is designed both for those who are new to boards as well as to more experienced board members wanting to shore up their knowledge and educate fellow board members.
"Beth is wicked smart and an interesting presenter. This was an extremely clear and useful 101 presentation. I didn't want it to end!"
Trainer: Beth McCaw is the President of the Washington Women’s Foundation. An attorney, Beth retired in 2011 from the Seattle law firm of Stokes Lawrence, P.S., where she was a shareholder in the estate planning group. Beth focused her legal practice on estate planning, gift and estate taxation, probate and trust administration, charitable giving and the law of tax-exempt organizations. Beth also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County and is a past President of the Washington Planning Planned Giving Council, Book-It Repertory Theatre and The Rainier Club. She also serves on advisory committees for The Seattle Foundation and the Seattle Humane Society.
This program is presented by United Way of King County as part of its board partnership series, a forum for executive directors and board chairs or key board members to network with colleagues, learn about specific governance topics and discuss issues facing their organizations.
Cost: $45 per person
Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We invite all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking!