Monday, January 14, 2013

Want to be a Great Board Member?

The Volunteer Center’s Bergen LEADS program will present an evening workshop for individuals who wish to serve on a non-profit board or those already engaged as a board member.
BoardLink, the workshop will be presented on Wednesday, January 23, from 3 pm to 9 pm at IKEA in Paramus.   Cost to attend is $100 per person, which includes dinner and all course materials.  A group rate of 3 registrations for $175 is also available to agencies that are members of the Volunteer Center.  Pre-registration is required, and seats are limited.  Register on-line or call 201-489-9454 Ext. 119.
Amanda Missey, Director of Bergen LEADS, will give a general overview of the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit Board of Directors.  Ron Matan and Bridget Hartnett of CPA firm Sobel & Company will speak about board fiduciary responsibilities, including audits and reading financial statements.  Linda Czipo from the Center for Non-Profits discuss ethics, risk management, lobbying and advocacy for agencies.  Kim Caesar from Hackensack University Medical Center’s Sanzari Children’s Hospital, will join Jane He from the Volunteer Center to talk about the Board’s role in fund-raising.
“Serving on a non-profit board can provide recognition, visibility, networking, career enhancement and the ability to effect change by addressing important social needs,” says Amanda Missey.  “But along with the benefits comes responsibility to help the organization accomplish its mission and achieve its goals.”
Upon completion of the workshop, the Volunteer Center will help match participants to a board that is in need of their particular skills, talents and interests.
For more information about Bergen LEADS, or the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, visit, or call 201-489-9454.

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