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. 

March 5, 2020

The Best Boards Conference is an annual, one-day conference designed to help nonprofit board members and staff work together more effectively. Offered each spring, the program is valuable to both new and seasoned board members and nonprofit executives. The conference features sessions from experts in the field along with relevant, quality content to take back to participants' organization.

Fee: $185/person  | Group fee: $135 if you are registering as a group of three or more from one organization  |  Member fee: $135 for members of AASP, AFP, Apra or CGPH

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This conference meets the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives Certificate Program.

Ellen Cohen

Ellen Cohen has lived and worked in the city of Houston for the past 42 years. She served for 10 years as the executive director of the American Jewish Committee and for 18 years as the CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center. In 2006, she was elected as the Texas State Representative for District 134 and continued her public service career at home. She ran for Houston City Council, and was sworn into office in January 2012 as the Council Member representing District C.

During her tenure on Council, Ms. Cohen has championed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, the elimination of the sexual assault kit backlog, the creation of a dedicated Human Trafficking Unit within the Houston Police Department, the introduction of a Parking Benefit District for the Washington Corridor, and many other initiatives to improve the quality of life of her constituents. She served her third, and final term, on Council as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Houston from 2015 - 2019.

Session details coming soon.

Organizations with 3 or more participants wanting to attend qualify for the group registration discount of $135 per person.

 

This conference meets the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate Program. The LINE program is a 10-month journey designed to assist nonprofit leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles in the nonprofit sector to build their current skillsets and become effective and successful leaders of nonprofit organizations.