Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Thursdays  - 3/18,  3/25,  4/01,  4/08,  4/15  
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Effective Board Management for Small Nonprofits- Nonprofit Learning Cohort

Jenn Clemo, Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Resources, Nonprofit Association of Oregon

This five-part series builds on the lessons from the Becoming a Great Board Member webinar to include tools for effective board management. Join a cohort of nonprofit leaders to learn about board management best practices while gaining insight from each other’s challenges and solutions, and problem solving together. This cohort is for new and potential board members who want to understand the fundamentals of board service, seasoned board members looking to increase their board’s effectiveness, and staff and volunteers who support the board. Each session will include a facilitated training component as well as discussion-based peer learning opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Learn how to be an engaged, productive board member
  2. Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of the board
  3. Develop strategies for recruiting and retaining board members
  4. Learn how to support the fund development goals of the organization
  5. Become familiar with the fiduciary duties of the board
  6. Receive tools and resources to support their board service


Session 1

March 18            

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

Session 2

March 25            

Board Member Recruitment and Orientation

Session 3

April 1

Effective Meetings and Using Committees

Session 4

April 8

Fiscal Oversight

Session 5

April 15

Board's Role in Fundraising

Additional Guidelines

  • This learning series is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) all-volunteer to small staffed nonprofits in rural communities statewide.
  • Each session will provide nonprofit leaders with vetted information, ideas, and peer support as they navigate a flood of critical decisions they must make in 2021 and beyond. 
  • Limit is 15 individuals per cohort with no more than two representatives from one organization.
  • Participants make a commitment to attend all sessions.


This nonprofit learning cohort is made possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation.

About the Cohort Leader

Jenn Clemo, Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Resources, NAO

Jenn currently serves as the Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Resources for NAO. She is a nonprofit professional with nearly 16 years of experience in the sector. Jenn possesses a diverse set of skills in nonprofit management, with expertise in fund development, marketing, program design, and evaluation. Prior to NAO, she served as the ED of the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship (CNS) until late 2020 when CNS merged into NAO. Jenn also worked as the Development Manager for Rural Development Initiatives, a Pacific Northwest rural community leadership and economic development organization. Jenn has also worked as an independent consultant providing nonprofit capacity-building and grant writing services to a variety of clients in the Willamette Valley and across the country. Jenn is a graduate of the University of Oregon and holds a B.A. in English Literature.



$75 for NAO Members
$150 for Yet To Be Members

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

Please send questions and comments ahead of the session to Presenter Jenn Clemo:

If you have questions or trouble registering, contact



March 18th, 2021 12:00 PM   through   April 15th, 2021 1:15 PM
Online Event
Price $ 150.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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