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Board Roles & Responsibilities

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January 21st 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Colorado Nonprofit Association
STE 100
Denver 80203 - 3530

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Phone: (303) 813 - 4215
Event Fee(s)
Registration $ 65.00
AFP $ 60.00

Join Amber Coté, Director of Education and Service Enterprise, for this deep dive into the critical role board members play at nonprofit organizations. Topics covered will include expectations for board members, as well as the governance, financial and legal roles and responsibilities they assume when joining a board.  Attendees will also learn how effective boards operate and how to create strong board/staff partnerships. Amber will share stories from the field and her experience working with and serving on boards for over 20 years.





  • Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association (must be logged in for discount on Regular price)
  • $60 for member of AFP
  • $65 Standard
Event Description
Learning Objectives

  • Nonprofit board members’ legal duties

  • Critical functions of the board and key responsibilities of its members

  • Meeting management tricks to keep the board on time, on track and out of the weeds

  • Effective ways to structure your board’s committees

  • Sample job descriptions, meeting agendas, and ideas to recruit the board members your nonprofit needs to make an impact


Designed for current and prospective board members, those seeking board positions, nonprofit staff and those looking for a governance refresh!


Amber Coté, Director of Education and Service Enterprise, Colorado Nonprofit Association. 

Amber Coté has a twenty+ year career focused on empowering vulnerable populations in her local community- advocating for abused and neglected children and victims of domestic violence; leading efforts to provide creative self-expression and job training opportunities for young adults; directing a regional early education initiative at Pikes Peak United Way; serving as the Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Director for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and now in her current position as Director of Education and Service Enterprise for Colorado Nonprofit Association.

Ms. Coté’s diverse experience in the field of nonprofit administration, education and judicial advocacy and business informs her approach to civic engagement, collaboration-building and organizational leadership. She particularly enjoys developing alliances that leverage shared values to achieve a common vision.

As a native Coloradoan, life-long activist and strong proponent of consensus-building through creative partnerships- she sees her current position as an opportunity to make a powerful and unique contribution to improve the overall quality of life in Colorado.







Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Governance, Leadership
Training Medium Online, In Person
Event Region Pikes Peak Region

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