Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance


  • March 14, 2024
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Board members will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and more knowledge about your role after attending this workshop.  You will learn typical board responsibilities and explore the nuances of board authority and relationships. Participants will receive Propel’s Nonprofit Board Governance workbook, which includes the Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations.  While this training is open to all, it is designed for those new to serving on a board or those who are contemplating joining a board.

This workshop will have closed captioning available through the online service

Propel workshops are not recorded.

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March 14, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • $75.00


About the Presenters

Sara Wessling

For almost two decades, I’ve had the opportunity to work with nonprofit organizations across the state of Minnesota delivering training, technical assistance and consulting support in areas ranging from volunteer engagement to financial leadership. Supporting the work of nonprofit organizations and their leaders is my passion. My work with nonprofits started at a young age as a volunteer in my rural Iowa home town. In my career I have worked in roles developing programs at a national child care association, a state support organization for Habitat for Humanity, and an association of leaders of volunteers. I have a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology. In 2022, I participated in the Shannon Leadership Institute cohort. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, trying new restaurants, reading fantasy novels, and exploring Minnesota’s natural wonders and roadside attractions.

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Sheila Adams

In my current role as Training Program Associate, I apply a broad range of skills I’ve developed from my time as an educator and equity leader. My focus is creating an equitable and welcoming environment for nonprofit leaders to gain the knowledge they need to fulfill their mission. Before joining Propel in June 2022, I was a teacher in the Twin Cities. I received my MA in Teaching from Concordia University, St. Paul. In my free time I enjoy exploring trails around Minnesota’s many state parks and lakes.

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Registration Policy

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Your space is guaranteed upon receipt of the registration fee. Online payment is made using the registration link associated with your selected workshop. Registration fees may also be paid by check. Make checks payable to Propel Nonprofits. Checks must be received prior to event to complete registration and guarantee space.

Registrations canceled prior to the start of a workshop receive a full refund or credit transferable for you or another person to attend a future scheduled workshop. No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows. To cancel or adjust reservations prior to the event contact