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executive directors roundtable



Tune up for governance

Tools and ideas to build and maintain a well-oiled board of directors

  • Presented by Ned Cooney, Facilitator/Consultant
    Oct. 14, 2021
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Offered online only.
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After a busy summer, take time to “look under the hood” and consider the internal workings of the board of directors. Have you revisited the bylaws lately? How good is your on-boarding of new members? Have you thought about what would happen if key leaders disappeared tomorrow? Have you evaluated your meetings to make intentional improvements? Self-professed “governance geek” Ned Cooney from Bigfork will present tools, checklists and suggestions to build a high-functioning board.

Ned Cooney brings a unique combination of perspectives to his lectures, with experience as a grant-maker and grant-seeker; volunteer, staff, and board member in a variety of organizations; as well as an educator and consultant in organizational and academic settings. He is a former Board Chair of the Montana Nonprofit Association and has served as a member of MNA’s Nonprofit Public Policy Council since its start in 2006.

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Executive Directors Roundtable

  • Nonprofit Development Program
  • Oct. 21, 2021
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Are you an Executive Director in the Flathead Valley looking to connect with your colleagues?

Join us for this quarterly gathering of nonprofit Executive Directors in a supportive environment to explore topics and challenges specific to the life of an ED.


Crafting Your Elevator Speech

  • Presented by Lynnette Donaldson
    Nov. 11, 2021
    8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
    Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish
    Offered in-person only.
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When you only have a short amount of time to make an impression, what you say and how you say it matters.  Learn how to spark a potential donor’s curiosity right away through genuine and authentic communication. In this fast-paced workshop, we’ll learn how to craft and deliver an impactful elevator speech that can lead to deeper dialogue. Come prepared to be work in pairs with other workshop participants who are unfamiliar with your work.

To mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission , we respectfully request that only individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 attend this workshop.  Attendees should plan to wear a mask. Thank you for your understanding as we battle this pandemic together!

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The Whitefish Community Foundation nonprofit training programs are sponsored by:

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All attendees can enter their favorite nonprofit for a chance to win a $250 Instant Grant!

One instant grant will be awarded at each session.

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