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Basics of Effective Board Membership

November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST



In this session, we’ll start by covering the basic roles and responsibilities of individual board members. This is the time and place to explore the core responsibilities of individual board membership. We’ll cover the basic duties of duty, loyalty, and care and highlight what is commonly expected of individuals as board members. We’ll also cover some of the generally accepted practices including attending meetings, contributing financially, and representing the organization.

Topics covered:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Recruitment, onboarding, and retention
  • Duties of Care and Loyalty
  • Oversight and accountability

Who should attend:

  • New board members, executives and/or senior executives who expect to be on a board or participate during board led initiatives in the near future
  • Experienced board members who are in need of a “refresher”
  • Staff who wish to learn about governance and board practice
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BJ Sung, founder and principal of Pinnacle Social Impact Consultancy, works with corporations, nonprofits, foundations, and families/individuals to significantly impact the communities they serve. With over 20 concurrent years of experience in philanthropy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and nonprofit management, BJ has extensive knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors and has a keen sense of strategic opportunities for social impact.
As a CSR professional at Citi, BJ built strategic partnerships, created impact programs, worked on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives, trained and placed executives on nonprofit boards, and managed employee volunteer programs. As the VP of Global Community Relations, she worked with national nonprofits, including LISC, NCAPACD, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Hope, Red Cross, Enterprise Partners, and other leading progressive nonprofits. During her tenure at a major utility company, she developed a hallmark STEM program, which included science festivals in the five boroughs, visits to museums, and scholarships to 14 CUNY colleges. BJ also funded and implemented capacity-building programs for hundreds of nonprofit partners, including board leadership, succession planning, volunteer engagement, organizational development, and operational excellence.

We request that organizations limit their registrations to 5 participants per workshop. Please only register other people when you can provide the requested information for each participant; additional registrations under the same name will be removed. If you would like more than 5 employees from your organization to participate in this workshop, please email [email protected]

Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email [email protected].


November 16, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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