Board Fundamentals

October 31, 2018

Join us at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa for a hauntingly good Halloween edition of Board Fundamentals.

Wednesday, October 31

3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
3117 Greenhill Circle
Cedar Falls, Iowa

As nonprofits, we rely on our boards of directors to make key decisions, help us raise funds and to advocate for our missions. Managing expectations and relationships with board members takes time – and strategy! Join us to learn how to set your board members up for success and how to create winning partnerships that work.

Presenter, Kari McCann Boutell, President of the Iowa Council of Foundations, will lead discussion on:

  • Strategies to recruit and retain the right board members
  • How to structure an effective board orientation and board meeting
  • The six key roles and responsibilities of board members
  • How to create win-win-win partnerships for your organization, board and community

You will receive tools and templates to make the session actionable at your organization. You’ll pick up some new tricks and there might even be treats!


This FREE workshop is available to CFNEIA grant recipients and nonprofit agency fundholders ONLY.

We encourage your board members and senior staff to attend. Sign up early as space is limited. Make sure to register by Friday, October 26. Treats, aka light refreshments, will be available.

Register Today

About the Presenter

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Kari McCann Boutell, President
Iowa Council of Foundations

Kari McCann Boutell consults with nonprofits to conduct board governance and strategic planning sessions throughout Iowa. Kari has served as the President of the Iowa Council of Foundations since 2015. In this role, Kari works directly with the ICoF board of directors and oversees organizational activities including strategic planning, program development and management, membership recruitment and retention, as well as education and outreach for the purpose of supporting philanthropy in Iowa.

Kari started her career in philanthropy in eighth-grade as a youth grantmaker. She earned her B.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Northern Iowa and completed her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She serves on the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Advisory Board, Women’s Giving Circle grants committee, the UNI Leisure, Youth and Human Services Advisory Council, and the St. Mark Youth Enrichment Board of Directors where she participates in the development committee and chairs the governance committee.

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