Nonprofit Learning Series VIRTUAL SESSION - Board of Directors Development, Governance and Structure

Nonprofit Learning Series VIRTUAL SESSION – Board of Directors Development, Governance and Structure

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1:00 - 2:30 pm

This event will now be held virtually via Zoom. See below for instructions on how to register.

Topic: Board of Directors Development, Governance, and Structure

This session will now be held in a virtual format. Please use this link to register (or re-register if you have already emailed me) for the virtual session and we will keep you updated on the status.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 7, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Nonprofit Learning Series – Board of Directors Development, Governance and Structure

Register in advance for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


A well-functioning Board of Directors is essential to the success of a nonprofit. But there are so many questions. For instance:

  • Who do we need on the board? Are we looking for someone who is philanthropic or has specific professional skills or both?
  • What is the secret to having an effective board?
  • What are the board’s responsibilities for the nonprofit?
  • What is the board’s role in fundraising?

We are fortunate to have some of the most experienced Vail Valley board members and chairs to share with us what has helped boards that they’ve led and served on run efficiently and smoothly. They will share their insights with us at the Nonprofit Learning Series on Tuesday, April 7, 1:00—2:30 pm via Zoom.

Panelists are: Kathy Borgen, Kathleen Eck, and Dale Mosier.


Kathy Borgen is heavily involved in a number of worthy Vail Valley organizations, including being a guiding force in the founding of the Gore Range Natural Science School (now Walking Mountains Science Center) and the Eagle Valley Land Trust. Currently, Kathy is on the board of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Other boards that Kathy has served on include: The Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees—Colorado Chapter, Iliff School of Theology and Rachel’s NetWork

Kathy has been the Vail Valley Citizen of the Year and was also instrumental in compiling the oral history of long time local, Tom Steinberg.

Kathy and her husband, Erik, have been long time Vail residents. Their two daughters, Kaia and Randi, both followed in her footsteps and serve on nonprofit boards.

Kathleen Eck is a multi-generation Colorado native whose roots in Vail date to the 1960’s.  Following a successful 25+ year career in corporate and transactional law, she now works full time as a real estate broker.

She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Bravo! Vail and on the board of Lake Creek Metro District.  Over the past several years, she has served as chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and on several higher education boards, most recently on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mesa University.  She is a trained mediator and was a participant in the Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School.

Kathleen and her husband, the valley’s long time and beloved physician, Dr. Jack Eck, live in the Lake Creek Valley.

Dale Mosier is the Chairman of the Vail Symposium Board of Directors. He is also a long-time Walking Mountains Science Center Board member and Treasurer.

Before becoming chairman of the Vail Symposium board, Dale was as a program volunteer, board member and chairman of the Program Committee. He is credited with bringing some of the most high-caliber speakers and programs to the Symposium.

Originally from Dallas, Pennsylvania, Dale started his career in engineering, before going into sales and marketing. He then ran companies for his last 25 years in the plastics and computer industries.

Dale and Jeanne, his wife, have lived in Vail full-time since 2010. The couple are avid skiers and enjoy hiking, biking and the friendships of many interesting people over good food and wine.


Robin Thompson, Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant, Trainer and Coach, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

Join us on Tuesday, April 7 from 1:00—2:30 pm via Zoom. Please use this link to register.

Save the Date for the rest of the 2020 series:
Note: all future sessions will be held from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the 3rd floor conference room at US Bank, Avon.
*Thursday, June 11
*Tuesday, August 25
*Tuesday, October 6
*Thursday, November 12

The Nonprofit Learning Series is sponsored by the Vail Valley Partnership Nonprofit Network, Mountain Youth, and US Bank.

  • Monthly learning opportunities for your entire nonprofit organization.
  • Special guest panel discussions with local funders, sponsors and nonprofit leaders.
  • Free attendance for nonprofit employees and board members.