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December 11, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Members: FREE for Chapter Members
Professional Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

ACC Northeast is pleased to partner with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston to present Get on Board!, a two-part virtual professional development workshop to be held December 11, 2020 from 8:30-10 a.m. and January 22, 2021 from 8:30-10 a.m.

Most non-profit organizations are in need of experienced business/legal professionals to share their unique expertise and passion for important causes. Business skills, enthusiasm, and the desire to make a positive difference can have a huge impact on any organization.  Get On Board! is an interactive workshop that will prepare you for the rewarding experience of volunteerism, non-profit leadership, and board participation.

In this workshop you will learn about the different types and structures of boards, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and legal obligations of non-profit board members. Jim Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, will lead the workshop focusing on the primary aspects of board stewardship including:

  • Philanthropy, its history and future;
  • Board member roles, governance and dynamics;
  • Legal overview and board role in human resources;
  • Financial management and tax overview;
  • Board role in fundraising and development strategies;
  • Strategic planning for long-term growth and stability.

NOTE: the FIRST session will focus on non-profit governance and legal and HR issues, and the SECOND session will focus on fundraising, non-profit finance, and finding a good match.

If you have always wanted to serve on the board of a non-profit, now is your chance to learn what is required and to find the organization that's right for you.

Register below for Get on Board!


Jim Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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