Board Governance & Fundraising Summit

Jun 13, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM


The Jessie 40 E. Adams St Jacksonville, FL 32202

Cost Nonprofit Center Members Dues $300+: $150, Teams of 3+ Save 20%; Members Dues $150 and below: $115; Non-Members: $225

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Ready for your Board to be inspired, engaged, and “on board” with their roles and responsibilities? Back by popular demand, join us for a day-long presentation on everything board with governance expert Jim Schwarz! It’s packed with practical and applicable information and take-away exercises for board development and engagement in fundraising. Among the topics covered: defining Board roles and responsibilities, optimal Board structure, best practices for recruitment and Board building, and ways to help Boards come to terms with their fund development responsibilities. This workshop is a great way to update your governance skills, re-energize your Board or orient new Board members. It is appropriate for all nonprofit organizations’ CEOs/EDs, key staff, and Board members. We recommend attending this workshop with a team of staff and Board members.

This program is generously supported by a grant from the HandsOn Jacksonville, Inc. Training and Education Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

Program fees cover a light breakfast, lunch, facilitator fees, program materials, and parking. Don’t miss out on this valuable and cost effective opportunity!

Program Pricing:

  • Nonprofit Center Members (Dues $300+): $150/person
    • Members Dues $300+: Register a team of 3 or more and save 20% with coupon code: BOARD20 
  • Nonprofit Center Members (Dues $150 and Below): $115/person
  • Non-Member Rate – $225/person

Portrait of Presenter Jim SchwarzJoin James P. Schwarz, President of Compass Development & Governance Group and Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource.

About our Presenter: Jim Schwarz works with public charities, professional associations and foundations to build high performing boards through governance, group effectiveness, meeting dynamics, board development, team building, and strategic thinking. He has worked with a variety of organizations including Ford Foundation, International Code Council (developer of municipal building codes), Microsoft Philanthropies, Omidyar Network, Prudential, SCAN Health Plan, Golden Valley Electric Cooperative and Wikimedia Foundation.  Jim was also a regular speaker at the BoardSource Leadership Forums, the largest gatherings of nonprofit governance practitioners.

Jim has been an active board volunteer at several nonprofits including the Stamford Chapter of the American Red Cross, SoundWaters Environmental Education Center and St. Johns Riverkeeper.  He served on the Red Cross board from 2000 through 2006 including terms as Chairman and Vice Chairman.  Jim was also Vice Chair and Governance Chair at SoundWaters. He is a past Chairman and Board Member of the St. Johns Riverkeeper in Jacksonville, Florida. Jim is currently serving as a Public Member of the Board of the Florida Bar Foundation.

A perspective that Jim brings to his board consulting is looking at a board’s effectiveness through the lens of the interpersonal dynamics– trust, collaboration, communication, among board members and between Board and Staff.

In addition to Jim’s governance work with BoardSource and the Nonprofit Governance Consultants group, he is President of Compass Development & Governance Group, Inc., a consulting and training company that also serves for-profit businesses, mostly Fortune 500 companies.

Jim received his BA in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Additionally, he has completed education certifications within his field, including Yale University’s Corporate Environmental Leadership Seminar, Myers Briggs Type Indicator training (MBTI), Harrison Owens’s Open Space Meeting Technology, and Scott Peck’s Community Building Workshops.