Foundation for Board Excellence
Instructor: Susan Detwiler, MBA
This Signature DANA Training will highlight the important aspects of board governance universal to small and large nonprofits alike, as well as nationally accepted best practices.
Topics will include:
· A board's legal duties
· Issues of stewardship
· Oversight and accountability
· Roles and responsibilities of board members and CEOs
· Processes to ensure board effectiveness
This program is specifically designed to help develop the governance function of nonprofit Boards of Directors, and thereby the long-term community impact of the nonprofit organizations themselves. A trained governance consultant who will take the organization through hands-on learning based on nationally accepted best practices. Executive Directors, Chairs, and Board Members are encouraged to register.
DANA Members $50; Not a member yet? $100
About the instructor
Susan is a Licensed Standards for Excellence® Consultant with over 35 years experience in both for-profit and nonprofit. Ms. Detwiler specializes in working with boards and administration, aligning values and mission in issues of governance, and management and fundraising. Her experience as both an Executive Director of nonprofit agencies and as director on the boards of several nonprofits provides insights from both sides of the table.
Ms. Detwiler has served as an Interim Executive in different capacities for varied nonprofits, including a private day school, a music school and an animal rescue agency. She has facilitated retreats, conducted strategic planning, mission audits and board education for a diverse range of secular, ethnic and faith-based organizations, including religious day schools, Delaware’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs and social service agencies. She has also successfully guided two organizations through their first accreditations.
Prior to establishing The Detwiler Group to serve nonprofit organizations, Ms. Detwiler served five years as Executive Director of the Hillel Foundation Kristol Center for Jewish Life at University of Delaware. This followed 18 years as President and owner of a medical information and marketing research firm serving Fortune 500 clients. Susan has an MBA from University of Michigan and a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.