Building an Effective CEO + Board Chair Partnership


  • June 9, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

It has often been said that a healthy relationship between the board chair and executive director/CEO goes a long way toward building an effective organization. Does this partnership take work? You bet it does, but it’s well worth the effort to help the nonprofit accomplish its mission, as well as to minimize the stress of the board and staff.

We recommend the nonprofit’s executive director and board chair attend this session together to explore their critical relationship and to discuss how they will support each other in leading their organization to success.

There’s a registration discount of $25 if both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair register for the workshop together. To receive the discount select the ED/CEO + Board Chair = $125 ticket type when registering.

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June 9, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location Details

Propel Nonprofits
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  • $75 - one attendee
  • $125 - both attendees


About the Presenters

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Mario Hernandez

Mario joined Propel in the late spring of 2017 and comes with several years of experience leading local nonprofits and serving on nonprofit boards. He has led organizations through growth periods and periods of change. Mario recently managed the for-profit business ventures of a local nonprofit and used his creative, entrepreneurial, and analytical skills to lead those ventures to profitability. Mario’s experience includes improving the operations of organizations and increasing board effectiveness. Prior to joining Propel, Mario worked as an independent consultant with organizations such as the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and Electric Machete Studios. At Propel, Mario will be working with nonprofits to connect their strategic goals with day-to-day business operations. Mario currently serves on four board of directors for local Twin Cities organizations.

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Glyn Northington

Glyn is the senior program director at Propel Nonprofits. He has spent his career fostering relationships while working either for or with nonprofit organizations. He began as a marketing college professor at two liberal arts colleges in Iowa and Missouri before moving to the Twin Cities. Here he got to feed his passion for performing arts by marketing the Guthrie Theater and the Minnesota Opera, and then marketed Target’s support of nonprofits across the country before managing Target’s Foundation and its national arts and food philanthropic portfolios. Becoming part of the Propel Nonprofits team allowed him to combine his passions in nonprofits, relationship development, and teaching/training into one position.

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