Governance and Leadership Virtual Seminar

High-performing boards marry the technical aspects of their work with adaptive practices that keep the board on track while moving forward to iterate change.

In this 5-part virtual seminar, you’ll learn governance basics as well as what you can do as the board chair, executive director, or participating board member to build long-term leadership capacity and help your board soar.


Foundation boards are a group of individuals steering the foundation now—and into the future—by developing practices and procedures based on the mission while fulfilling key duties. So one could say the basics of board work is technical and practical: meet regularly, make decisions, and disburse funds.

What Makes Your Board Soar

We hear from many trustees that their board work is most fulfilling when everyone can agree on a common purpose and find joy in the work. However, when board members aren’t in sync, discord inhibits productive conversations, forcing decisions to become difficult and uncomfortable. To mitigate that, the boards must work to be adaptive: managing and iterating change.

Series Schedule

Each module is from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Complement your learning with a copy of the Trustee Handbook: Essentials for Effective Foundation Board Members.

Registration Fees

Entire Series Individual Module
Exponent Philanthropy Members $300 $75
NonMembers $450 $100

Who Should Attend

This program is designed specifically for board members, trustees, and staff who work closely with the board of lean foundations. We highly recommend foundation staff and trustees participate together to make the most of this learning opportunity.

Registration and Other Policies

Please register by clicking this link. Prior to the virtual program, you will receive your unique access information. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions..

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Platform and Accessibility

This program is on Zoom. Closed captioning available. A recording of this program will be available to those who register.