She’s on Board 2.0

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, in partnership with the Junior League of Jackson and sponsored by Natella G. Boulton, BCB Wealth Management Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, is proud to offer this leadership program for Mississippi women looking to advance their skills for nonprofit board service! You can attend in person or online.

This advanced board governance and training program will give women the tools needed to succeed and lead in the boardroom. Please join us on April 5th, for a day-long training! Giving Circle members can attend for FREE.

She’s on Board 2.0 is the second part of our Board training program for women and is designed for those who attended our primary She’s on Board event (or a similar training program).

We will have excellent speakers who will cover all aspects of board service including Board leadership positions, a deeper dive into non-profit finance, conflict resolution, things to consider before becoming a board chair, staff management, fundraising, and much more!

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Event Agenda

8:30 am CHECK-IN / Breakfast and Social Time

9:00 am Introductions and Welcome

  • Melanie Powell, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
  • Kaitlyn Vassar, President, Junior League of Jackson
  • Natella Boulton, Partner, Merrill Lynch

9:15 am Review of She’s on Board, An Introduction to Nonprofit Governance: Frances Croft

9:30 am Board Leadership – Steering the Ship: Meredith Aldridge

  • Officers and their Roles
  • Managing Board Participation and Expectations
  • Role of the Executive Committee
  • Considerations before accepting a leadership position on a Board
  • Management of TIME
  • Managing Staff as a Board Leader
  • Questions, Answers, Discussion

10:45 am BREAK

11:00 am The Work Behind the Scenes – Board Responsibilities: LaKeysha Greer Isaac

  • Board Nominations
  • Critical Conversations
  • Conflicts of Interest and Confidentiality
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mission-based decision making
  • Questions, Answers, Discussion

12:00 pm LUNCH and Social Time

12:45 pm Nonprofit Finance, A Deeper Dive: Crystal Thompson

  • Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Board Responsibilities
  • Role of the Finance Committee
  • Accounting and Terminology
    • Financial Statements
    • Statement of Activities
    • IRS: Form 990
  • The Yearly Audit
    • Role of the Audit Committee
  • Policies and Prevention
  • Questions, Answers, Discussion

2:00 pm BREAK

2:10 pm Board Leadership Discussion: Alicia Netterville

  • Why does it matter if there are women at the Board table?
  • Challenges women face as leaders or members of a Board of Directors
  • Strengths women bring as leaders or members of a Board of Directors
  • Benefits of Board service
  • What do you think Board selection committees are looking for in new members?
  • Questions, Answers, Discussion

3:15 pm Resources and Evaluation: Frances Croft

  • Sources and tools available for more information
  • Board listings and opportunities
  • Program evaluation

3:30 pm THANK YOU! Join us for a wine and cheese reception in the courtyard to meet your fellow attendees, chat with speakers, ask more questions, and continue your journey!

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