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Nonprofit Innovation Summit: Reinventing Boards

Event Details

Tuesday, September 27th
10:00am-2:30pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom

Nonprofit governance needs to change and evolve. Boards have long been at the heart of the nonprofit model, but what else is in the governance ecosystem? How can nonprofits shape governance systems that are unique and responsive to their nuanced circumstances? At their best, boards provide community accountability for nonprofits, and help unlock community support for our missions. However, in practice, the traditional nonprofit governance model can be challenging, inequitable, and dysfunctional. Let’s come together as a community to ask “what if?” What could we do to transform board dynamics and create new approaches to doing governance work that promotes equity, accountability, and joyful service.

Nonprofit Innovation Summit: Reinventing Boards is a virtual event. Registrants will receive the recording after the event. 

About the Speakers

Erin Kang (they/them, she/her), Ontario Nonprofit Network

Erin (they/she) is a facilitator, storyteller, and dreamer living in Tkaronto (known colonially as Toronto). For over a decade, Erin has been examining the relationship between people, place, and power through their studies, profession, and creative projects. They are the founder of Stories of Ours, a grassroots project which aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and art. As a convener at heart, they thrive in spaces of community-building and mutuality. Erin’s work lies at the intersections of anti-oppressive pedagogy, community collaborations, and creative arts.

Erin Kang
Linda Mollenhauer (she/her), Ignite NPS

Linda Mollenhauer (she/her) is Chair of Ignite NPS, a foundation committed to igniting new ways of working in the nonprofit sector. She is currently Co-Lead of Reimagining Governance, in collaboration with the Ontario Nonprofit Network. Linda led a consulting practice for over 20 years working with funders and non-profit organizations. In collaboration with others, she has published resources, such as Trends and Forces Reshaping Nonprofit Organizations; Board Oversight of Not-for-Profit Collaboration (CPA); Benchmarks of Excellence for the Voluntary Sector; A Framework for Success for Nonprofit Federations; and Collaboration Coach. Prior to her consulting practice, she was CEO of Imagine Canada. She has a Masters degree in Communications from Boston University.

Linda Mollenhauer

Erin and Linda will be joined by a panel of board and staff leaders from several local nonprofits who are experimenting with alternative approaches to governance.  The panel will include RVC, Whidbey Institute, and other organizations to be announced soon.


Nonprofit Association of Washington is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information here.

$20 Members of Nonprofit Association of Washington (Check the member resources page for the Member-only coupon code. The discount will be applied at billing)

$40 Not-yet-members

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.


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.

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Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: learning@nonprofitwa.org

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