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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

The Invisible Yellow Line - Board and Staff Roles!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
11:00 am1:00 pm

Presenter: Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA)
Cost: $30 NDANO members, $75 nonmembers

Question: Board and Staff - Who does what in a well-run nonprofit organization?

Answer: It’s a partnership!

OK, but who does what? Attend this two-part series to discover the answers. Using a football analogy and based upon the popular manual The Invisible Yellow Line™ these sessions will explain the basic roles of board and staff in five key nonprofit management areas: governance, planning, finance, human resources and resource development!

Session 1: Wednesday, February 7th From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CNA will dig into the primary roles of the board and staff leader in governance and planning. CNA will start with some definitions, explore the duties of Care, Loyalty and Honesty, discuss conflict of interest, mission and vision, disclosures and reporting, bylaws and policies, the basics of planning for a vertically-aligned organization, and more.

Session 2: Wednesday, February 14th from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. This session will cover key roles of board and staff in finance, human resources and resource development. At this session, CNA will answer questions about who is responsible for what financially, how well-meaning board members could cross the yellow line into HR management and why this is a no-no, and the importance of the board’s fundraising responsibilities.