Governance 101

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am CDT

As stewards of the organization’s assets and mission, trustees or board members have a unique role in providing overall leadership and strategic direction of a grantmaking organization. Board members must carry out those roles consistent with their legal fiduciary duties of care, loyalty and obedience. But what does that mean in practical terms, and how can a trustee ensure they are effective in their role? The role of the board is informed by many sources, including legal standards, the interplay of responsibilities with the foundation’s executives and staff, the ability to rely on outside experts, and limitations on the liability of individual board members. Join us as we discuss foundation board governance fundamentals and best practices. Whether you are the key staff person working with trustees or you are a current board member – this session is for you.

Presenters: Catie Bitzan Amundsen, Partner and Sarah Duniway, Partner, Lathrop GPM LLP

Log-in details will be provided in your confirmation email. This event is open to MCF members and other funders/grantmakers. Contact Paul Masiarchin with questions. In order to accommodate those who aren’t available on October 5, this program will be offered both live and recorded for later viewing.

Buy One Get One Free: MCF members who pay to attend this workshop may attend the workshop, Legal 101, September 21, 9:00 – 10:30, at no cost. Contact Jill Chi if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

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