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[Zoom Training] Governance Gateway

  • Thursday, October 08, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Zoom


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[Zoom Training] Governance Gateway: Thursday, October 8th at 9:00 AM

Sponsored by: Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Please join The Nonprofit Partnership for our classic Board member training… with a virtual twist! With your safety in mind, the NPP team has revised our Governance Gateway training to meet your needs from wherever you learn best!

A little more about the training:

This Governance Gateway training will offer new and established Board members with the opportunity to learn about foundational best practices in nonprofit governance. The training will provide attendees with an understanding of the sector, the basic tenets of governance, and their individual roles and responsibilities as nonprofit leaders. Governance Gateway will be a powerful resource for any Board member wishing to enhance their understanding of their duty to their organization, the sector, and the community. This training is great for Executive Directors, too!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
  • Basics of Governance
  • Setting Strategic Direction
  • Ensuring Necessary Resources
  • Providing Oversight
  • The Board/CEO Partnership
  • Individual Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
  • Elements of a High-Functioning Board

About the format:

Registrants will be asked to watch three pre-recorded educational videos (estimated time: no more than three hours) prior to the October 8th virtual meeting. Additionally, registrants will have access to course materials prior to the virtual meeting. Registrants are encouraged to watch the videos, review the materials, and bring any questions or further clarification needs to the discussion portion of the training.

The live virtual training on October 8th will review the major points of the pre-recorded videos, capture what it means to be a great Board member, and answer questions and have discussion regarding this important topic.

Educational content brought to you by:

Adam C. Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership

Adam has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including service on numerous Boards. Adam regularly speaks and trains on nonprofit governance and has obtained a Certificate in Board Consulting from BoardSource, the preeminent authority on nonprofit Board governance.

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Attorneys at Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. have a profound understanding of the special issues faced by charitable organizations. Their collective experience in the nonprofit environment, knowledge of specific areas of law, and interest in the community makes them a uniquely valuable legal resource for administrators, managers and board members alike.

To wrap up the training, be sure not to miss our October 8th virtual meeting! We will:

  • Review key learning points
  • Answer any of your lingering questions/clarifications
  • Reinforce the learning with quizzing and engagement


$50 per registrant which includes access to all pre-recorded educational videos, course materials, and entry to the live virtual meeting.

Please note – if you were registered (and paid) for a postponed Governance Gateway session, please contact Ellen at for a ticket price adjustment. Thank you!

Videos and course materials will be sent to registrants at least two weeks prior to the in-person virtual meeting.

The Nonprofit Partnership - The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy, 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

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