Best Boards

The Best Boards conference is an all-day program designed by Rice University to help nonprofit board members and staff work together more effectively. 

The program is designed to be valuable to both new and seasoned board members and nonprofit executives. It is most beneficial to an organization when teams attend because they more readily implement what they learned. View topics from the 2017 Best Boards conference. 

This conference meets the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CPNL1200.S18.1 Kristen Schlatre On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018

Instructor: Kristen Schlatre

Job Title: Director

Organization: Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

Degree(s): BBA in marketing, MPA in nonprofit management and master of arts in philanthropic studies

Kristen Schlatre is the Director of the Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. In this capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the continued quality and growth of professional development courses as well as increasing the certificate program participation. Her career in the nonprofit sector began with an internship as part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program at the University of Houston. She taught elementary school as a Teach For America Corps member in South Louisiana after earning a BBA in marketing. She also holds a MPA in nonprofit management and MA in philanthropic studies from Indiana University through the Center on Philanthropy.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: March 08, 2018

End Date: March 08, 2018

Schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Length: One Day

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $185

Group Fee: $135 per person