Serving on a charitable board is an opportunity to contribute to a worthy
cause or mission. You will also gain meaningful experience, broaden your career
horizons, and use your skills to serve your community in an area of your
Join the Boston Bar Association's Tax Exempt Organizations Section as they
put on their annual program that will address what you need to know in order to
be an effective member of a charitable board, as well as how to find the right
board for you.
This program is particularly valuable to for those who have little or no
significant experience serving on charitable boards but would like to. Lawyers
and other professionals who are already serving on boards will also benefit and
find this program informative.
BBA Member - Free
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM -
Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM -
Welcome & Overview
9:10 - 10:10 AM - So You Want to Serve on a Board?
A review of the types of available Board membership opportunities and what
Boards and executive directors are typically looking for in prospective Board
members. The panel will specifically address the importance of “mission”,
Board composition and role, and Board member fiduciary duties.
10:10 - 10:15 - Break
10:15 - 11:15 AM - Welcome to the Board - Now What?
A discussion of important areas and skills that Board member should be
familiar with including relevant legal documents, Board financial review, and
state and federal compliance issues.
11:15 - 11:30 AM - Q&A
Not a member? Join the BBA today to receive discounted rates for
CLE programs and conferences.
If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact
us about tuition discounts.
Refunds & Cancellations
Please note that refunds will only be
allowed for cancellation notices received at least 24 hours before the
Materials: The BBA has gone digital! We are reducing our
printing of hard copy materials for accredited programs. All of our materials
are now offered in electronic format and is sent in advance to registrants via
email. Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms so you can easily have
your materials on your portable devices and laptops!
Accreditation: This program is
eligible for 2.5 hours of credit. The BBA is an
accredited provider in Rhode
Island. Credit is also available in New
York, through the NY Approved Jurisdiction Policy; and through
reciprocity agreements in Maine,
California. Please refer to the rules in each
jurisdiction for further instructions on submitting programs for CLE credit. A
Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the