Bring Out the Best in Your Board


  • April 4, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this webinar, we will explore four practices for healthy board governance: 1) Being purposeful in recruiting and on-boarding, 2) sharing board norms and accountability, 3) designing board structures, and 4) identifying board development.  We will also provide tips to increase engagement of board members, including an overview of facilitation strategies you can use during your board meetings.

​This webinar will have closed captioning available through the online service

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April 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


  • Free


About the Presenters

Portrait of Leah Porter

Leah Porter

I believe in a more just, equitable future for all of us – and I love helping nonprofit organizations work toward that vision. With nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, the common thread throughout my career has been helping diverse organizations develop new ways of meeting community needs – which has ranged from co-creating more dignified ways to care for our elders to founding the Twin Cities Mobile Market, a grocery-store-on-wheels that increases access to healthy, affordable food for thousands living in low-income neighborhoods. Prior to coming to Propel, I provided consulting services to a range of organizations across the U.S., spent ten years in multiple roles at the Wilder Foundation, and worked for other Twin Cities organizations. I enjoy helping organizations translate the theoretical into the practical so they can get to the work they do best. When I’m not working, you’ll find me chatting in the alley with my neighbors, spending time with friends, or volunteering with the West Side Community Organization in my neighborhood, St. Paul’s West Side. I also enjoy serving on the board of The Food Group.

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Portrait of Mario Hernandez

Mario Hernandez

I’m a firm believer of nonprofits’ ability to build and sustain a more just society. I’ve been in the sector for nearly 20 years and have served in numerous executive leadership and board roles—executive director, vice president and chief operating office, board chair, board vice chair, and board treasurer. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned leading organizations with other current and emerging nonprofit leaders. I enjoy talking strategy, methodical operation plans and marketing campaigns, collective impact through collaboration, inclusive leadership development, and paying for it all through sustainable business models. St. Paul is my home. I enjoy conversations during a bike ride. Family and connection to community matter to me.

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