CALL: What You Need to Know to Serve on a Nonprofit Board

Have you been recruited to join a nonprofit board and are now wondering what the job is? 
Have you been on a board for a while and want to look at your role with fresh eyes? 
Executive Directors, do you have board members who you would like to orient to their new role? 

You joined a board to make a difference. You care about its mission, you have skills to offer, and you want to make the most of your time. Now all you need is a clear sense of what the job is and how you can best fulfill it. If you are looking to be an effective board member, this call is for you.

Washington Nonprofits and the Office of the Secretary of State are partnering to bring this low-tech training to your phone so that any board member anywhere in the state can learn how to be an effective board member ready to deliver on your mission. Led by nonprofit expert Jim Shapiro, you will gain a deeper understand for the five elements of effective board service:

  • Connecting your mission to a larger cause 
  • Legal and fiduciary responsibilities 
  • How to build a great board 
  • Sustain a great board
  • Engage your board in fundraising.

You will learn about a larger set of free resources ready to be brought into the life of your organization.  You will have a chance to ask questions prior and during the conversation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: New board members or those currently serving on the boards of small to mid-size organizations who have not attended a board training before. 

FREE with the support of the Office of the Secretary of State

This is a conference call, no computer required.


About the Presenter

Jim Shapiro, The Better Fundraising Co.
21-JimShapiroJim Shapiro has spent 20 years serving and working in the nonprofit sector. He is co-founder of The Better Fundraising Co., former founder of The EDGE Group and in his first decade of work was the Vice President of Development at CRISTA Ministries. Jim is a seasoned and experienced development professional, and has led successful capital campaigns, events, and development efforts for a large number of organizations. He has consulted with charities, community groups, churches, and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest on topics of leadership, board governance, and management. 


  • When

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Call (using UberConference)

Thank You to Our Partners

Washington Nonprofits and the Office of the Secretary of State are partnership to give nonprofit boards the tools and resources they need to succeed. Washington Nonprofits is your state association for all nonprofits. It makes sure that nonprofits have what they need to succeed.

What You Need is a new initiative designed to extend board training to a time and place when most board members can attend. For a deeper dive into board service, please visit our calendar to find out about a webinar or workshop in your community. 


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