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The Board-Executive Relationship: A Partnership that Works

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Hosted Externally by |  Partner State Associations |  Board Governance |  Executive Focus |  HR, Finance & Operations
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2 hr
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Partner State Association

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Course Description

No relationship is more important to the health of your nonprofit than the one between the board and its executive director. A strong and effective relationship sets the stage for organizational success. Yet, probably no other single relationship is as easily misconstrued or has such dire potential consequences. Many boards and executives cannot say with certainty whether they have a good relationship with each other, or even what that relationship should look like.

In this 2-part webinar series, participants will learn:

  • the characteristics of an effective partnership
  • positive ways to strengthen the board-executive relationship
  • how to handle conflict between the board and executive
  • how to promote transparency and accountability

Who Should Attend:

Board Members, incoming Board Chairs, other committee chairs, and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend.


  • Members: $60
  • Non-Members: $120
  • AZ Impact for Good Members: To register for member pricing, enter discount code LearnAZIFG at check out.

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please  if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

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Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.

Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.


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Special Pricing for Alliance Members

AZ Impact for Good Members: To register for special pricing enter discount code LearnAZIFG at check out.


Amanda Madorno is an executive leadership coach, consultant and planning facilitator who helps nonprofit leaders and their teams drive personal and organizational change. After many years in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser and executive, Amanda began consulting in 1994 and incorporated Roam Consulting LLC in 2001. Her firm focuses on helping leaders build the skills they need to lead with excellence, successfully navigate change, and create productive teams. She believes emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of leadership excellence and is a certified EQ practitioner.

A seasoned nonprofit interim executive, with more than 18 interim assignments under her belt, she brings real-life leadership experience to her coaching and consulting practice. Her clients include community health clinics, Native American tribes, associations, museums, independent schools, social service agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Credentialed in Equine Experiential Learning, Amanda blends her horse sense with her understanding of leadership. Leadership with Horses is an innovative leadership development experience that draws leaders and teams from around the globe. They join Amanda and her herd of horses in the arena to work together and make breakthroughs in their leadership skills and competencies.