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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Optimizing the three Ts of Your Governing Board: Time Talent and Treasure


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 - 9:00am - Networking and Coffee
9:00am - Noon - Workshop

Half-Day Workshop: $90

About this session: Description Everyone wants an engaged, high-performing governing board. But how do you leverage the strengths, abilities and networking capacity of your board members? Join us for practical, purposeful and personal insights on how to focus your board’s limited time on critical strategies, tangible goals and fundraising activities.

About the Presenter:   Mary Morten, President, Morten Group LLC

Mary Morten is the president of Morten Group (MG), a national consulting firm established in November 2001 to focus on clients in the nonprofit, for-profit, and foundation fields. The Morten Group team is comprised of a multi-racial, cross generational group of professionals—an intentional component of our business model. The firm focuses on diversity, racial equity and inclusion, executive placements, research, and organizational development.

Mary is a past director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the Chicago Department of Public Health. In this position, Mary was responsible for the citywide implementation of the violence prevention plan: Prevent Violence! Chicago. Prior to this position, Mary was an appointee for Mayor Richard M. Daley and served as a director in the Commission on Human Relations.

Previous positions include associate director, interim executive director, and board president of Chicago Foundation for Women, the region’s largest women’s fund; as well as interim executive director of Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM); and interim vice president of development at Howard Brown Health Center.

Recognitions include: a 2017 Women in Film FOCUS Award, a 2014 YWomen Leadership Award from the YWCA of Evanston-Northshore; in 2013, a Leppen Leadership Award from About Face Theatre; in 2012, a Black Excellence Award for Documentary Film from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Mary is also a past appointee to the Illinois Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Mary holds a bachelor’s in communications with an emphasis in radio and television from Loyola University Chicago and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.








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