Governance Matters hosts many exciting events at which you can learn about nonprofit governance, explore opportunities to network, exchange information, and meet the experts. Governance Matters' events and events sponsored by other organizations are included in the Calendar.
Governance Matters Breakfast Roundtables give both members and nonmembers a chance to interact with respected thinkers and practitioners in the nonprofit world and to share information and experience. We host 10 Roundtables each year on the third Thursday of the month.
Our next Roundtable session is scheduled for November 15, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. and is entitled, "What is the Board's Role in Managing Human Capital?" You can register here.
Recent Roundtables topics have included:
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - "How Can Boards Protect Their Organizations From Legal Risks?"
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - "Outstanding Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Conversation with the Winners of the 2012 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership."
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - "Board Leadership and Generational Transitions"
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - "Is Your Board Hearing Your Constituent's Voices?"
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - "Who Brings in the Money? Defining Governance Roles and Expanding Opportunities". Part II of this session is available here.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - "Board Members as Spokespersons and Advocates: From Stranger to Superevangelist"
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - "Critical and Emerging Issues in Board Financial Oversight: What Every Board Member Should Know!"
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - "Building Extraordinary Boards - Recruit, Retain, Review and Release!"
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - "Getting On Board with Evaluation: Spotlight on Union Settlement"
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times"
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - "What Can Board Chairs Do to Make Boards Work?" Video footage will be available soon.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - "LinkedIn: A Powerful Tool for Nonprofits." You can download a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from this session here.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - "Funders On Boards: What The Funder & The Organization Can Learn,"
Thursday, March 27, 2011 - "The Chief Executive And The Board Chair: Building A Strong And Successful Partnership" - Part Two of a Two-Part Series
Thursday, February 17, 2011, was the first of a two part series and was entitled, "The Chief Executive And The Board Chair: Building A Strong And Successful Partnership."
Our final Roundtable for 2010 was scheduled for Thursday, December 16th, 2010 and was entitled, "Governance Matters Special Roundtable - "Year In Review and On to the Future!" This session was open for members only.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - "Developing a Board for the Future: Where Do We Start?"
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - "What Makes A Board Work Well?"
Thursday, September 23, 2010 - "Making the Case for Saving Your Organization Resources - Smart Ways to Do More With Less!"
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - "The Power of Fundraising Boards - Best Practices and Innovations to Propel Your Organization's Efforts."
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - "The Changing Face of Nonprofit Leadership."
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - "Evaluation: Why? What Kind? For Whom?"
Thursday, March 18, 2010 - "Learn About Best Governance Practices from Award Finalists of the First Annual Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership."
Thursday, February. 18th, 2010 - "The Nonprofit Do's and Don'ts of Recruiting and Maintaining Corporate Board Members"
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - "Paradigm Shift: The Good, The Bad and ? (The What?)."
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - "How Can We Help Solve The Problems That Drive You Nuts About Nonprofit Boards?"
Solutions Matter seminars are geared toward nonprofit staff and board members, a broadening audience Governance Matters reaches by collaborating with local umbrella groups. The semi-monthly sessions draw upon the experience of the participants as well as the expertise of the session leaders to develop practical solutions to issues and situations that challenge board performance.
In April, 2009, Governance Matters sponsored a conference entitled Stepping Up Matters! Strong Boards = Healthy Nonprofits = Vibrant Communities. The conference was a collaboration among Governance Matters, VCG/boarnetUSA and BoardSource in conjunction with The George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. Click here for summaries of the presentations and workshops.
Governance Matters biennial governance conference was held in November 2005, tackling the important issues of nonprofit ethics and leadership.
What You Missed
Did you miss a past event? Want to know what weve been doing? Governance Matters provides summaries and resources from our past events.