NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Nonprofit Governance - Evolving Views & Trends

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June 8, 2017
Minneapolis, MN



For registration information, please contact Judy Ferril, Chapter Administrator


Our June 8 roundtable focused on nonprofit governance as it relates to best practices and trends.

Following are some of the talking points that started the conversation:

Evolving views on best nonprofit governance practices including: 

  • Diversity & term limits
  • Board member financial support
  • Conflicts of interest

Trends in nonprofit organization efficiency and effectiveness: 

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Ancillary profitable operations
  • Mission effectiveness evaluations




Location and Time


Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7:00 AM - Registration & Networking

7:30 - 9:30 AM - Working Breakfast/Program

Speaker Spotlight

R.T. Rybak

R. T. Rybak

R.T. Rybak has served as President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation since 2016.

As leader of one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country, Rybak oversees the management of nearly $700 million in assets; the administration of more than 1,200 charitable funds created by individuals, families, and businesses; and the average annual distribution of more than $50 million in grants. The Minneapolis Foundation helps donors turn their passion into action, leveraging its expertise in philanthropic planning and community issues to make their giving go further. Through its community grantmaking, leadership work, and collaborations, the Foundation addresses critical issues in an effort to create a more vibrant community. The Foundation’s work is shaped by a desire to create greater social, economic, and racial equity.

Before leading The Minneapolis Foundation, Rybak served as executive director of Generation Next, a coalition of civic, business, and school leaders focused on closing the educational opportunity gap in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Prior to that, he served as mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 to 2013.

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom

John Bergstrom is an advisor to growth companies, assisting them with financial, strategic, compensation and governance matters. His involvement with these companies often includes advisory engagements or membership on their boards of directors.

John is also active in the community serving on several nonprofit boards. He is currently a member of Goodwill Easter Seals Foundation, Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity and the National Association of Corporate Directors, Minnesota Chapter. He is a former board member and chair of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota and SchoolStart.

John is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., and University of Minnesota, M.B.A. He also completed the Kellogg Management Institute program at Northwestern University. As an adjunct faculty, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in finance and entrepreneurship.



Question about this Event?

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