Nonprofit Board Basics – Bayou Region Session – March 27, 2015 – CLOSED

February 6, 2015

Registration for this workshop is closed. To be added to the wait list, please email Mandi Cambre

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools are partnering on a series of Board Governance workshops in New Orleans and the Bayou region.

Nonprofit Board Basics
In partnership with the Bayou Community Foundation
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
North Branch of the Terrebonne Parish Library
4130 W. Park Avenue, Gray, LA

This workshop is restricted to nonprofits and volunteers in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and Grand Isle. Registration is required: click here to register.

For a nonprofit to succeed, it must have a Board of Directors that is committed to the organization’s mission, possesses substantial leadership skills and expertise, sets policy that guides the organization’s work, and evaluates both the organization and itself with an eye toward continuous improvement. Nonprofit Board Basics will provide a clear, crisp picture of board member responsibilities in policy development, strategic planning, fiduciary duties, fundraising, and oversight functions.

This workshop is designed for executive directors and board members. We strongly encourage organizational teams comprised of the executive director and board members to participate in the workshop together. Participants will receive tools and sample policies on proven practices that increase board engagement and accountability.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The Board of Directors legal, ethical, and ethical duties
  • The important roles and responsibilities to include in a board member job description
  • How to foster greater board engagement and accountability

Registration for this workshop is required: click here to register. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Kellie Chavez Greene at 504-598-4463 or For more information on the Bayou Community Foundation contact Jennifer Armand at 985-790-1150 or  and for more information on LAPCS contact Makiyah Moody at 504-274 – 3649 or

About the Trainer

Frank Martinelli has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development, and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1980 over 35,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefited from Frank’s practical, results-oriented training and consultation. Frank is the author of “Encouraging Visionary Board Leadership” appearing in You and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs, published by Charity Channel Press.