Jim Maddux

Jim Maddux brings over four decades of Rogue Valley non-profit experience to the table. With multiple Board Presidencies, his range of unique Board experiences are far and wide. Additionally, Jim’s involvement with funding agencies allows him to bring dual perspectives to discussions.

Retired from successful careers in government service and the financial services industry, his awareness of Board issues is exemplified by his passion for Board Development training.

Well traveled, an animal lover, a bright sense of humor and a willingness to explore ‘outside the box’ makes Jim an entertaining and well regarded presenter.

Jim Maddux’s Monday Session:

Engaged and Effective Board Members – What Does It Take?

Board members are at the heart of every nonprofit organization. They act as standard bearers and set policy, act as advocates and fundraisers, set strategy in support of the mission, and strengthen and stabilize the foundation upon which the organization’s staff conducts its work. Both art and science are required to develop and maintain an invigorated, engaged board that can effectively fulfill this complex role. Jennifer Staton, Program Associate with the Gordon Elwood Foundation, and Jim Maddux, seasoned volunteer and community advocate, will help participants implement a variety of strategies for ensuring your board is engaged and able to effectively move your organization forward. They’ll present actionable ideas in a practical, user-friendly format so participants can put their learnings into practice right away. This session, designed for board members and staff of both well-established and grassroots organizations, will touch on such topics as board management and expectations, committee structures, communication between board and staff and board and community, optimal use of board meeting time, and evaluation as a valuable tool. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and participate in the discussion for a shared learning experience.