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Trustees are Volunteers Too!
Featuring Consultants Michael Davidson and Anne Green

New York, NY
May 2, 2008

Trustees have important responsibilities and they perform these duties as volunteers. In this lively discussion, Michael Davidson and Anne Green address various issues that are especially relevant today: What makes an effective board? What are the challenges to good governance? How will the changes in the Form 990 affect the board? Why is it important for each board member to donate to the organization? What tools are available for board assessment? What can you do about inactive or ineffective board members? What does a governance committee do? How can more efficient board meetings be created by using a "consent agenda?" Who evaluates the board chair? What is conflict of interest?

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During the course of the program, the speakers refer to materials available at Governance Matters.

Michael Davidson is a consultant specializing in board development with more than 20 years' experience in nonprofit board and managerial leadership. He has worked with the boards of directors of more than 40 nonprofit organizations in the New York metropolitan area. He is currently the lead consultant for the United Way Linkages program and the chair of Governance Matters. He is also a member of the faculty of the Milano School of Nonprofit Management of the New School University and of the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University. He holds a BS from New York State University College on Long Island, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an M.Ph. from Yale University.

Anne Green is a founding partner of Griffin Green Consulting, working as a management and governance consultant to New York City agencies and corporations for the past twelve years. As a volunteer, Anne is one of the founders and a current board member of Governance Matters. She is a past chairperson of Trail Blazers, and a more recent past board member of the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. Anne was also co-chairperson of the New York Junior League's Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse program where she was a designer and facilitator for their training course, and where she continues to be a guest lecturer.

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