Strategic Planning Workshop / Nonprofit Corporate Governance – Best Practices 5/22/13

Strategic Planning Workshop / Nonprofit Corporate Governance – Best Practices
Wednesday, 05/22/2013, 08:30 am – 11:45 am
ColorLogo_cropped_1675x483Akerman Senterfitt
1 SE 3rd Ave (26th Central Conference Room),
miami, Florida 33131

Strategic Planning Workshop

Revisiting or establishing a shared vision for your organization and developing a plan of action to get there is crucial to making your mission actionable. Attend this workshop and learn best practices for conducting a simplified, complete strategic planning session that allows you to set clear goals, measure your progress, and helps make a compelling case for funding.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30am

About the Facilitator
Esther Monzon Aguirre, President and Senior Project Manager, EV Services, Inc.

Ms. Monzon-Aguirre is widely regarded as one of the premier legislative advocates and community outreach professionals, with a reputation built upon keen attention to detail, advocacy expertise with a broad spectrum of real-world challenges solutions and relentless commitment to customer service. Recently, Ms. Monzon-Aguirre completed the reorganization of a 300 employee not-for-profit covering over 4,100 square miles of service area with an operation budget of $25 million. Additionally, Ms. Monzon-Aguirre is a Florida Supreme Court-certified County Court Mediator. This professional designation validates her substantial interpersonal skills and her ability to listen to others, the cornerstone of her history of reaching consensus on behalf of clients who find themselves in confrontational situations.

Non-Profit Corporate Governance- Best Practices

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am-11:45am

The workshop topics will include: the legal constraints imposed by having 501(c)(3) status; minimizing exposure to personal liability as a director or officer; adhering to the “corporate formalities”; how to conduct self assessments of your nonprofit to insure compliance with all legal requirements; and, the adoption of improved “policies” that can improve corporate governance.

About the Facilitator

John Little, Community Economic Development Advocacy Director, Legal Services of Greater Miami

John Little was born and raised in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Alabama in 1969 followed by a stint teaching 7th and 8th grade science in Alabama’s rural “black belt”. Before attending law school he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. He received his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1978. Upon graduation he was awarded a two year “community lawyering” fellowship through Howard University and was assigned to work with a small legal services program in north Alabama. Upon completion of the fellowship he worked for five years with Alabama Legal Services in their Tuscaloosa Regional Office. During that time he served numerous individual clients and helped to create a statewide community development initiative providing assistance to nonprofit corporations. In 1985 he began his present employment as a community development specialist attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. where he is responsible for providing free assistance to nonprofit corporations engaged in housing, economic and community development activities in ethnically diverse low income neighborhoods. He has experience in the legal aspects of real estate development, affordable housing, and small business issues.

Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Akerman Senterfitt

1 SE 3rd Ave, 26th Central Conference Room

Miami, FL