These 90-minute drop-in sessions will provide an open, candid forum addressing the concerns and challenges that the participants bring to the session, whether they are board leaders, board members, or the executive staff who work most closely with boards. All are welcome, including those who are interested in serving on a board but have not had an opportunity to serve in that role previously.

On November 27, we will be offering a special session on board by-laws. This session will cover the following topics:

  • What must be included in board by-laws?
  • What is advisable to include?
  • What does not belong in board by-laws?

We encourage you to give some thought to your situation.

  • Are your by-laws up-to-date?
  • Do they reflect the current needs of your organization?
  • Are your by-laws easy to understand and implement?

We hope you will join us for this lively discussion and problem-solving session.

Meetings are held via Zoom on the last Monday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

About the Facilitators:

Board memberNancy March, a retired Tucson attorney, has served as Board President for several non-profit organizations of different sizes over the last 25 years, and has been fortunate to work alongside some inspirational leaders along the way.  These non-profits have included Arts for All/Third Street Kids, the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation and, currently, True Concord Voices and Orchestra.


CFSA staff memberPaula Van Ness, a semi-retired nonprofit executive, now serves as Director for CFSA’s Center for Healthy Nonprofits.  She has served on several nonprofit boards over the last 45 years, including many stints as Chair or in another leadership role in addition to partnering with boards when she served as CEO.  Currently she chairs a nonprofit homelessness organization based in Los Angeles and serves as Secretary of the Pima Foundation (Pima Community College Foundation) and in a leadership position for her church. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Development and has completed the BoardSource Certification as a Nonprofit Board Consultant.