All About Boards Series 2019

Energize your board and take your organization to the next level. This series will give you the fundamentals for a high-performing board focused on strategy, innovation, diversity and accountability.

Are you looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness?
Is your board fully engaged at and between meetings?
Does your board have clearly defined roles and responsibilities?
Does your board have a vision for the future?

Learn what every director needs to know:

  • Characteristics of high-performing boards and how you can enhance the performance of your own board
  • Key financial accountabilities and responsibilities associated with the role of a director
  • How to attract, recruit and retain the best boards
  • Recognize strategic opportunities and risks
  • Identify best practices in governance in the nonprofit sector
  • The role of the board of directors in government relations

Participants will receive:

  • An opportunity to build a professional network of board contacts
  • A professional development opportunity that can help build your resume
  • A certificate of participation for completing all 4 sessions

2019 Schedule

NOTE: You can no longer sign up for full series, however you can still register for individual ones
Click on each session for a full description and registration details:

Session 1: Board Basics, Sept 10
Session 2: Financial Fitness, Oct 10
Session 3: Build Your Best Board, Nov 5
Session 4: Government Relations, Dec 5

All sessions take place from 9 am – 12 pm

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Target Audience:

  • Are you an experienced board member of a local nonprofit or charity and looking to strengthen your board’s effectiveness?
  • Looking to learn more about board governance and join a board?
  • Are you staff that supports a board?
  • Are you an experienced ED or CEO who would like to build on your boardroom skills and update your awareness of emerging governance issues and trends?
  • If you answered YES to any of these, All About Boards is for you!


What is the Nonprofit Member Discount Rate and who can take advantage of it?

  • Pillar Nonprofit Network offers 50% off registration fees for some events (not all of our events)
  • 5 of these spots available per event and they are first come first serve
  • Additional spots may be added at a later date. If you have already registered you cannot apply the discount
  • Only applicable to
    • Pillar Nonprofit Member ORGANIZATIONS (not applicable to Individual members)
    • Who pay a $75.00 membership fee indicating that their operating budget is less than $100,000
    • Note that all staff and volunteers of these nonprofit organizations can use the promo code
  • To receive the promo code and take advantage of the Special Member Rate please email

Generously Supported by the City of London

Thank you to our 2019 Learning and Development Sponsors:

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