News From Governance Matters and the NYCON Family of Services
Serving on a Nonprofit Board: A Primer
On October 23rd, we hosted the third session of our free training for prospective board members titled Serving on a Nonprofit Board: A Primer. Our audience for these trainings are NYC area individuals who have registered on our free nonprofit board matching website, BoardnetUSA. Our Program Director, Barbara Paxton, walks our guests through the steps of what it means to serve on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization and answers questions. The October session was a success and we already have some sign ups for the November session. Please send an email to if you'd like to attend one of these trainings! 
Governance Matters Kicks off a series of Workshops with NYCON
The New York Council of Nonprofits  (NYCON) and   Governance Matters are launching a monthly training series titled  "Practical Solutions for Today's Nonprofit Governance Challenges. " These trainings cover a wide range of topics such as defining the expectations of board service, building leadership, improving fundraising strategies and developing the relationship between board and staff leaders. Both board members and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information, click  here.
Help NYCON Celebrate It's 90th Anniversary
In celebration of it's 90th anniversary, NYCON is hosting:  The Spirit Soirée at the Manor: Mixing Cocktails & Ghost Tales.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click  here.

Quick Books Made Easy!
NYCON is hosting an in person training on Quick Books on November 14th, 2017 at the SLC Conference Center in Midtown. T his training is for the Desktop Version of QuickBooks and Hosted Datafile Users Only. VIP TICKETS INCLUDE: 1 All Day Ticket,  QuickBooks® Made Easy™ - The Set , and 1 Year of Unlimited  Tech Support  For more information and to register, click here.   

Governance News and RESOURCES  from around the web
OnBoard: Hosted by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth
The On Board conference on November 3 in NYC brings together Booth MBAs and business and nonprofit leaders to share key trends and insights in nonprofit board service. Whatever social issue you care about, On Board can help you make an impact. Our Executive Director, Doug Sauer is a speaker at this year's conference. Use discount code "DSAUER25" to receive $25 off your ticket price. To register, click here

What Drives Nonprofit Executive Compensation?
When it comes to attracting and retaining talented leaders, the setting of executive compensation packages has posed continuing challenges to nonprofits since the 1980s. These challenges relate to the professionalization of the sector, the increasing desire to measure and reward success, and the need to retain and promote the most talented managers. Read the full article  here and see our upcoming workshop on this topic and more here. 
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