Board Principles I - Effective Governance


San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114, 78215


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This “Effective Governance” session will cover 13 principles related to the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively. The workshop will also provide a review of issues including board duties, structure, diversity, evaluation, and strategic oversight.


The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector and supported by BoardSource, developed “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice” in 2007.  They identified 33 principles designed to guide board members and staff professionals of charitable organizations as they work to improve their own operations.  The San Antonio Area Foundation is presenting these 33 principles over four sessions to be held quarterly throughout the year.  

What the workshop will cover: 

  • Board Responsibilities 
  • Board Meetings, Size and Structure
  • Board Diversity and Independence
  • CEO Evaluation and Compensation
  • Separation of CEO, Board Chair and Treasurer Roles
  • Board Education and Communication
  • Review of Governing Documents
  • Strategic Oversight
  • Board Compensation

Who should take this class?
Board members, Executive Directors, professional staff and administrative staff who support Board members or meetings.

This workshop is included in the Nonprofit Management Certification series and fulfills three hours in the Nonprofit Governance competency area.

Cost:  $60.00

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Meet the Presenter:

Jennifer Moriarty is the founder of the Moriarty Consulting Group. She is unique in the facilitation community due to her more than three decades in corporate and non-profit finance roles, coupled with extensive involvement in the local community. She draws deeply from this leadership base to provide a solid experiential foundation to support her clients. Jennifer believes in the power of shared ideas and thoughtful, intentional processes to determine actions that will create successful outcomes. Jennifer holds an MBA in Operational Management from St. Mary’s University, a BBA in Finance from Texas State University, and has received additional training through numerous banking, compliance and community development training programs. She is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council. Jennifer holds a certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation and is a Board Source Certified Governance Trainer. She is a Qualified Trainer through the Institute of Cultural Affairs and carries a national certification as a Certified ToP® Facilitator (CTF).  She is a Texas Education Agency registered provid

REFUND/CREDIT POLICY: The San Antonio Area Foundation has a strict no refund policy.
If the registrant is not able to attend the workshop and/or class, a substitute may be sent. If a workshop and/or class has been unexpectedly cancelled and/or postponed by the Area Foundation, a refund or credit towards another workshop and/or class will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a workshop.  


303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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