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Fall CEO Forum | Board Engagement: The Hype and the Reality

Join us for our member-only CEO Forum on engaging the Board of Directors.

Boards present opportunities and challenges for all CEOs. We all know that they work best when we can provide appropriate leadership, staffing, and communication, but there are many opinions out there as to what that means. Which recommendations are just hype, and which are grounded in the real-world practices that create successful boards?

At this season’s Forum, we will present practical information on best practices, results from the latest BoardSource survey on boards, and key insights into engaging the board, especially around fundraising and nonprofit lifecycle transitions – both top-of-mind issues for many boards and CEOs as we all navigate changes in the “time, talent, treasure” model.

Each CEO Forum features plenty of peer-to-peer insight sharing, so come prepared to exchange your best advice for managing board engagement and fundraising, as well as the most frustrating challenge you face. Together, we’ll pursue a frank conversation that uncovers the reality behind successful boards, and does away with the hype.



Kathy Keeley
Executive Vice President, Programs
With experience as a social entrepreneur, a consultant, the chief of staff for the mayor of Minneapolis, founder of multiple organizations, and the director of nonprofit and for-profit businesses, Keeley has worked with organizations of all kinds in more than 25 states and 30 countries. Over her 35-plus years as a consultant, she has turned around struggling and underperforming ventures, helped launch new companies and initiatives, and given established successes new pathways toward efficiency and expansion.

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Program Stats:


Friday, October 20, 2017


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC
200 Galleria Parkway, S.E., Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30339


Program Agenda

Registration & Networking
9:30 – 10 am

10 am – 12 pm


Registration Details

This event is complimentary and exclusively for CEOs and executive directors of GCN member nonprofits.

If you need assistance with logging in and registering for this event, please call our GCN membership team at 678-916-3080 or [email protected].