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Tue, Dec 12



The Odd Couple...or a Match Made in Heaven?

Join us for a conversation on how prioritizing a collaborative, trusting relationship among nonprofit board chairs and executive directors can spell success for organizations.

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The Odd Couple...or a Match Made in Heaven?
The Odd Couple...or a Match Made in Heaven?

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST


About the Event

Are you a Board Chair who would like to be more effective in your role?  Would you like to have a more satisfying relationship with your Executive Director? Or are you an Executive Director who is trying to figure out how to establish a more effective and creative relationship with your Board Chair?

Those who prioritize a collaborative, trusting  relationship can spell success for your organization. Our conversation will be led by David Parish, who has extensive experience as a board member and as a board Chair (bio below). All are welcome. Board chairs, other board members, and executive directors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Feel free to submit a specific question or issue for discussion when you register.  David will plan the session agenda based on your input.

About the Speaker

David Parish understands the critical nature of the relationship between the Board Chair and Executive Director in the nonprofit sector based on his experience as a Board Chair, as a Board member and his participation in the hiring of a number of nonprofit Executive Directors. He currently serves as Chair of the Bacon Free Library in Natick, MA, and previously served as Chair of the Natick Housing Authority and Chair of the Advisory Board, Massachusetts Audubon, Broadmoor Sanctuary. His Board membership includes the New England Futures Project and the Boston Society of Architects among others.

David is the former Senior Vice President for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and Director of Research and Development at Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) in Washington, DC. He received his Master’s degree from Yale University and has worked for architectural/planning firms in New York City and Bridgeport, CT. David also served in the Peace Corps in Turkey and Jamaica.

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