*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

How to be Effective and Enjoy Serving on a Non-profit Board

This course is intended to help participants determine if a Board is a good fit, and how members can promote a Board's effectiveness using the organization’s rules and group dynamics. The course will cover online resources for evaluating non-profits, how to fulfill fiduciary responsibilities by analyzing financial data, and the hiring, support and evaluation of Executives Directors.

Instructor Bio:

Since retiring from a career in the Navy and Coast Guard, Edward Coates has headed four non-profits as Executive Director. He has established non-profits and has served on boards 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
A411 Edward Coates April 11, 18, 25 Th 1:30-3:00pm OLLI Conference Room A

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