Every month on the 4th Friday morning from 8:30 am – 9:45 am, Bozeman Area Community Foundation hosts an educational and collaborative gathering for all nonprofit leaders (including staff, volunteers and board members). All Nonprofit Café events are hosted at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture.
December // Do You Really Have Room For a Warm Body on Your Board?
Conversation led by Deborah McAtee // Principal, Magpie Consulting, LLC
Where: Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture Weaver Room
When: Friday, December 8th, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
How much: It’s free to nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers!
What you will learn: Common advice for building a good nonprofit board includes some variation on “Find an accountant and a lawyer.” But not all lawyers and accountants are created equal: following this advice could result in fantastic board members or warm bodies. Thinking harder about what the advice means can help you find fantastic board members who will engage fully with your mission and have the right technical skills to help you achieve it.
Let’s learn about our presenter, Deborah McAtee!
Deborah McAtee works with nonprofits and small businesses to help them run smoothly. She specializes in writing the documents that every organization needs but no one wants to write, including employee manuals, policies, job descriptions, procedures, and governance documents. She started Magpie Consulting LLC ten years ago; before that she was senior editor for Bandersnatch Research. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Gallatin County Public Safety Foundation, the Gallatin Valley Literacy Council, and a private elementary school. Deborah received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Montana State University.
This program is free and open to our community because of our generous sponsor, First Security Bank! They believe that every nonprofit should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive together.
2017 Nonprofit Cafe Roster of Upcoming Speakers
(Speakers and topics subject to change)
February 24 // Why Do People Give? What We Know about Donor Motivations – Jenn Lammers, Northeastern University & The Philanthropy Hub; Jenn’s Presentation Slides
March 24 // How to Utilize MSU’s Resources to Support Your Work – Laurynn Olson, MSU Office of Student Engagement (OSE)
April 28 // Diversity, Equity and Inclusion -Judith Heilman, The Montana Racial Equity Project
May 26 // How to Engage Youth in Your Nonprofit – EJ Porth and Greg Owens, formerly of the Bozeman Youth Initiative
June and July // NO NONPROFIT CAFE
August 25 // A Planned Giving Program in One Hour Per Week! – Russ Shaw, VP and Philanthropic Specialist, Wells Fargo; Planned Giving Activites Handout, Planned Giving Facts Handout and Planned Giving Myths Slides
September 22 // Gift Acceptance Compliance – Jason Smith, Bozeman Health Foundation
October 18 (Date Change) // Nonprofit Networking Happy Hour at 406 Brewing
November 10 (moved to 2nd Friday) // Predictably Irrational: Dealing with Drama and Other Problem Behaviors in the Workplace – Kathy Wojcik, Bluheron Consulting, LLC
December 8 (moved to 2nd Friday) // Board Management – How to Fill Board Slots and Create Effective Commitees – Deborah McAtee, Magpie Consulting