The most critical volunteers in nonprofit organizations are often the most mysterious. Board Members have big jobs, but what do they really do? How can Volunteer Management help them do it? What does it mean to be a fiduciary? What does it mean to have a rubber stamp boad? Come peek behind the curtain and learn about the board of directors , their jobs, and how Volunteer Management can best support their work in a meaningful way.

What you will walk away with:
– Understand the 3 Legal Guiding Standars
– Understand the 10 basic responsibilities of boards of directors
– Understand the Board Building Cycle and how Volunteer Management can help

Presented by SAVMA President, Jennifer Lohse

Jennifer has served in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years in a variety of leadership positions. She holds a Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics). As the Program Director of the “Tucson Foundations,” she works with more than 50 grantees annually administering $2 million to the local community.

Her true passion is for nonprofit board governance. Jennifer believes that the key to solving community problems is having a strong board of governors. Having the right people leading an organization is critical. She has experience with governance, volunteer management, systems implementation, fundraising, event planning, grant making, and capacity building.

Today Jennifer actively holds leadership positions with 13 organizations, including serving as the President of the Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association, the Chair of the National Diaper Bank, the Chair of the Fund Development Committee for Arizona Theatre Company, the Chair of the ASU Lodestar Center Southern Arizona Advisory Council, and as the Capital Campaign Chair for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. She is married to Jason DePizzo and has two children, Riley, and Mackenzie.