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2024/02/29 ONLINE Innovation Summit: Individual
Individual Ticket to attend the Summit - Members, don't forget your 50% off coupon code at checkout!
$ 40.00
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2024/02/29 ONLINE Innovation Summit: Organization Pass
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Nonprofit Innovation Summit: Liberatory Governance

Event Details

Thursday, February 29, 2024
1:00PM – 5:00PM PT
Online via Zoom – This webinar will be recorded

Nonprofits have more freedom than they realize to design a governance system that works for their specific organization and circumstances. This Innovation Summit is an invitation to examine your board governance structure and move toward a more liberatory model.

During the Innovation Summit, we will:

  • Review the history of nonprofit boards and the ways in which different powerful stakeholders have co-opted and distorted boards for their personal gain.
  • Consider current conditions that nonprofits are operating in, and how the “standard governance system model” can interfere with rather than aid in achieving goals and embodying organizational values.
  • Learn about organizations doing things differently, and explore a new framework for governance systems that focuses on two main board realms of responsibilities: accountability and resourcing.
  • Apply this learning to assess the current state of your current governance model and consider specific, actionable changes that could make your organization’s board more effective.

Throughout the Innovation Summit, there will be ample time in small groups to reflect on key questions such as: How can the core governance functions (accountability and resourcing) best be accomplished at my organization? At my nonprofit, who is best equipped to make which key decisions to best serve the organization’s mission? What, if any, decision-making roles should the board hold? How can staff and community be engaged in setting strategy?


Individual Tickets:
$20 for NAWA Members

$40 for Not-yet-Members

Organization Pass:
If you are considering registering 3 or more people, purchase an Organization Pass and you will receive a coupon code so anyone in your organization can register at no additional cost. 
$50 for NAWA Members

$100 for Not-yet-Members

NAWA Members – find the coupon codes on the Member Resources page. Interested in becoming a NAWA Member? Learn more about membership here.

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please  if you have any requests, concerns, or questions regarding the cost of this workshop. 

Find NAWA’s cancellation and refund policies here.

Who Should Attend

Organizational change work requires engagement from all parts of an organization. For this reason, we strongly encourage teams of board and staff to attend and learn together. To encourage team participation, we are offering a special organizational rate. We will spend time in breakout sessions where attendees can talk about how to apply concepts discussed throughout the Summit.


Registrants will receive the webinar recording by email after the event. Breakout rooms will not be included in the recording. If you can’t attend the training but you are interested in learning about this topic, please register so we can send you the recording and materials.


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.

About the Speaker

Ananda Valenzuela (any pronouns) provides interim executive director leadership, facilitates organizational transformation, and coaches values-aligned leaders. He is passionate about nourishing joyful organizational cultures, supporting equitable self-management, and building liberatory practices. They have served as interim executive director at multiple organizations, provided capacity-building support to nonprofits for over ten years, and currently sit on the boards of Change Elemental and Hampshire College. Ananda grew up in Puerto Rico and slowly made her way across the United States, holding a variety of consulting, governance, and activist roles along the way.

Ananda Valenzuela
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Questions? Check out the event FAQ page or contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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