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Doing Good by Serving Well: How to be Effective and Enjoy Serving on a Non-Profit Board

Smart, accomplished, and dedicated people often find themselves confused and frustrated by board service. Rarely does the efficiency or effectiveness of non-profit boards match the talent represented. Too often, the total is less than the sum of the parts. In turn, boards are often unproductive and wasteful of their members' skills. Much of this can be avoided if board members better understand non-profit governance, their role as a board member, and board dynamics. This course offers guidelines for board members to promote the efficiency of the board and to maximize their effectiveness and enjoyment of board service.

Instructor Bio:

Since retiring from a career in the Navy and Coast Guard, Edward Coates has headed five non-profits as an executive director. He has established non-profits and has served on boards and committees for non-profits, homeowners associations, government agencies, schools, and private clubs. Mr. Coates continues to consult for non-profit organizations.

Recommended Reading:

Stoesz, Edgar. Doing Good Even Better: How to Be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization, 2007. Collins, Jim. Good to Great and the Social Sectors, 2015. Board Café Newsletter: www.blueavocado.org/category/topic/board-cafe

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
E309 Edward Coates Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4 We 2:30-4:00 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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