Best Practices in Board Governance

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Ballard Spahr, LLP - 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


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The board of a nonprofit plays a vital role in the organization and has an essential job to ensure the nonprofit meets its full potential. The reality is that many board members, often individuals who care about the mission of the organization as a whole, may join without an understanding of what the role really entails. Being an effective board member requires not only good intentions and a commitment to the mission, but also an understanding of the responsibilities of a board and a willingness to make decisions with the organization, team, and community in mind.

This class will take a holistic look at the role and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, identifying not only the individual but also the collective role that boards have with nonprofits. Participants will learn key elements/responsibilities of the board such as their role in culture development, defining governance, board/executive director/staff balance of power and collaborations, modern and reasonable expectations/obligations, and connecting with community centered work.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Current and aspiring board members, executive directors Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: March 28th, 2023

Location: Ballard Spahr, LLP

Address: 1735 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Member $155
Non-Member $185


  • Allison Trimarco

    Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, which works with nonprofit organizations of all types to develop creative solutions to nonprofit management challenges. Her practice focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, community engagement, and volunteer development projects. Since 2002, she has helped nonprofits develop their management capacity to better serve their organization’s mission. Her clients work in every sector of the nonprofit field, but she has a special interest in working with arts and culture organizations, youth-serving groups, and women’s organizations.

    Prior to beginning her consulting practice, Allison worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, primarily in the arts and in youth