Board Effectiveness: Understanding Your Role

Does it feel like your board is functioning at its highest level?  Does each member understand their role and responsibilities, and participate fully?

A Board of Directors works in partnership with the Executive Director providing guidance and direction, oversight and management.  Members come to board meetings prepared to have substantive discussions and make decisions. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the core roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Review best practices and latest requirements
  • Identify the critical information on Financial Statements and recognize red flags
  • Understand the board's role in supporting the work of the Executive Director


Are you familiar with PCI compliance?  Did you know that the IRS asks if the board has reviewed the Form 990?  Are you comfortable reading financial statements and asking questions?  Whether you are new to your role, or have been serving on boards for years, this session will give you a deeper understanding of your responsibilities. Discover tools for ongoing board development. Learn how to help your organization follow best practices. 




For board members who want to better understand their roles to be more effective. It's even more valuable when the whole board participates together and there's a group discount.


Anne Nokes has been an active community volunteer in Albuquerque since 1960.  She has served on many Boards of Directors including All Faiths Receiving Home, PB&J Family Services, New Futures Inc., Alta Mira, United Way of Central New Mexico, Cuidando Los Ninos, Barrett Foundation and the NM Zoological Society.  Anne has been honored as New Mexico's Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy and has received the Arthur H. Spiegel Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jeff Hoehn is the Executive Director, Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation.  Before coming to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, he worked as Development Director at a nonprofit organization that serves children with developmental delays and disabilities.  Jeff earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico.  Before moving to New Mexico from the Washington, D.C. area he worked as a Chef and later as nonprofit donor acquisition specialist for an advertising and marketing firm.

Stephen P. Comeau, Esq. practices corporate and commercial law.  He is on the board of NonProfit Back Office Resources and previously served on the boards of Keshet Dance Company, Rotary Club of Albuquerque Rio Grande, and Tierra Del Sol Council of Campfire Inc.  Stephen was a Certfied Business Appraiser and General Counsel for Meyners + Company.  He has a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government with honors, both from the University of New Mexico.

January 30, 2022 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

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Individual Registration or Group Discount
Individual $ 25.00
2 from same org $ 40.00
3 from same org $ 60.00
4 from same org $ 75.00

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