Invisible Yellow Line – Board and Staff Roles

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Date(s) - February 7, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Fee: $30 with discount code
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Common Good Vermont is delighted to announce Colorado Nonprofit Association’ virtual event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Question: Board and Staff – Who does what in a well-run nonprofit organization? Answer: It’s a partnership! 

OK, but Who does What? Attend this two-part series to discover the answers. Using a football analogy and based upon the popular manual The Invisible Yellow Line™ these sessions will explain the basic roles of board and staff in five key nonprofit management areas: governance, planning, finance, human resources and resource development!

Session 1: Wednesday, February 7th From 10-12PM. We’ll dig into the primary roles of the board and staff leader in governance and planning. We’ll start with some definitions, explore the duties of Care, Loyalty and Honesty, discuss conflict of interest, mission and vision, disclosures and reporting, bylaws and policies, the basics of planning for a vertically-aligned organization, and more.

Session 2: Wednesday, February 14th from 10 AM- 12 PM. This session will cover key roles of board and staff in finance, human resources and resource development. At this session, we’ll answer questions about who is responsible for what financially, how well-meaning board members could cross the yellow line into HR management and why this is a no-no, and the importance of the board’s fundraising responsibilities.

Registration Instruction: Please use the discount code SHARE2024 to register for the discounted price.


The workshops are led by Jean Block, a nonprofit consultant and trainer in nonprofit management, board development and fundraising, and author of the Invisible Yellow Line™ and several other nonprofit books and manuals. You can learn more about Jean at