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Building a Dynamic Board

May 17, 2017 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM EDT

Building a Dynamic Board

Building a Dynamic Board (formerly called “Working with Your Board”) is a new-and-improved course for executive directors and leadership staff. While all nonprofit professionals will find value in this workshop, it is designed to be particularly helpful to the executive directors of small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations.

Effectively working with your board is more art than science. Understanding governance structures is just one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps more important is how executive directors manage relationships with board members.

This workshop will help executive directors and those in leadership roles develop strategies for tackling these issues head on. Topics will include:

  • Challenges and opportunities of managing a board
  • Governance structures
  • Effective board member engagement
  • Board member involvement in fundraising

Cost: $60
(free for GVSU students/staff)

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Matthew Downey

Matthew Downey, M.P.A. has worked in the nonprofit sector as a consultant, program manager and development officer for more than 20 years. Presently, Matthew serves as the nonprofit services program director for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University where he oversees the Johnson Center’s technical assistance and capacity building services for nonprofit organizations. Read more about Matthew.


May 17, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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