Sarah W. Mackey, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County
The board of directors has the ultimate responsibility to lead nonprofit organizations to fulfill their missions. But are you properly preparing your board for this important role? Session attendees will learn how to build and strengthen the capacity of their board of directors by properly equipping the board for their role as lead volunteers. The workshop will include research on industry best practices, practical experience from a nonprofit practitioner and hands on activities to prepare attendees to implement capacity building activities within their nonprofit. Participants will leave the workshop with information on the board’s responsibility, strategies to grow the capacity of their board, and easy to implement tools to lead and execute a board orientation and other board development activities in their nonprofit organization.
Sarah Mackey, CFRE, is the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County where she is responsible for providing overall leadership to Habitat to support the organization’s mission. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is a community‐driven nonprofit organization that develops working partnerships with local businesses, churches, community organizations and other individuals to build simple, decent and affordable housing for all people in need. Since its founding in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County has completed 86 houses in Sangamon County and served over 350 individuals in Sangamon County and 74 families internationally. Habitat also operates a ReStore that sells new and used building and home supplies and annually diverts over 500,000 pounds of building materials and home supplies from landfills.