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Non-Profit Success: Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement Webinar
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
12:00 AM PT/1:00 AM MT/2:00 AM CT/3:00 AM ET


The key to the success of any non-profit organization begins with effective leadership and a strong board of directors. The board of directors serves as the business arm of the organization responsible for ensuring that their vision, mission and bottom line is achieved. Today, non-profit organizations are challenged with the reality of operating during difficult economic times impacting program services, fund development, recruitment of professional staff and overall program operations. Executive Directors often wear multiple hats in their quest to effectively and strategically manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Although board members are generally not involved in the day-to-day aspects of managing an organization, it is essential that they are engaged as a partner in this collaborative effort to ensure its success which must include developing a well thought out strategic plan that will help prepare and guide the organization through the often transitional and challenging times.

This webinar has been designed for executive directors, chief executive officers, financial officers, treasurers, program administrators, victim service professionals and board members of non-profit or community-based organizations. The goal will be to walk participants through the fundamentals of non-profit management, helping them to understand the principles of board governance, guide them through the board development process and how to work with the board of directors on the importance of collaborative organizational partnerships, and finally, long-term visioning achievable by creating a solid foundation and road map through strategic planning which is an essential tool and can be the hallmark to attaining organizational success.

Educational Objectives

  • Identify the core elements to building a strong nonprofit through its board of directors
  • Explore the changing and challenging times for nonprofits and how the board of directors can serve as a partner  
  • Recognize the importance of effective board governance through the development of a strategic planning model
  • Examine the legal, ethical and financial obligations of the board of directors
  • Review the potential consequences of ineffective board governance


This webinar is approximately 90 minutes long.



Herman MillhollandHerman Millholland

Vice President, Director, EVAWI
Independent Consultant, Millholland & Associates

Herman Millholland currently serves on the Board of Directors as Vice President of End Violence against Women International. He is an Independent Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Millholland & Associates, and serves as a Consultant and Advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) with over two decades of experience in the crime victims’ field.

He was formerly with the Texas Attorney General’s Office where he served as a policy advisor to the attorney general on crime victim initiatives from 2000 to 2010. He was the State VOCA Administrator for Crime Victim Compensation, State Grants Administrator and directed the Sexual Assault and Crisis Services Program and State Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Project. Herman began his career in this field serving as director of Victim Witness Assistance Services and policy advisor to the district attorney in Los Angeles, California from 1989 to 2000. Herman is the recipient of numerous awards which includes the distinguished U.S. Congressional Victim Rights’ Caucus 2010 “Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy.”

As a consultant, his work includes providing guidance and advice on public policy related initiatives to community and systems-based organizations, federal, state and local governments, and corporations whose work seeks to advance the rights’ and improve services to crime victims. Trained and certified in crisis response, he also serves as an expert on Mass Casualty and Terrorism, providing guidance to local communities in the planning and preparedness, response and recovery phases when assisting victims of mass violence incidents. Herman has served as an instructor on leadership at the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, and also has extensive experience in; financial management, public policy and legislative analysis, training and technical assistance, non-profit board development and governance, and professional development strategies for victim services programs.

Finally, his work in executive-level strategic planning has included developing program models which can be the foundation and roadmap to achieving success for community-based programs accomplished through long-term programmatic, technological and sustainable financial visioning.

Aurelia Sands BelleAurelia Sands Belle

Director, EVAWI
Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center

Aurelia Sands Belle is currently the Executive Director of the Durham Crisis Response Center in Durham, North Carolina, that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. She is also a current member of the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.

Ms. Sands Belle earned a BA in Urban Studies from Oglethorpe University. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. While in Georgia, Ms. Sands Belle became the first crime victim advocate appointed to serve on the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in Georgia and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. She was also a founding member and President of Georgians for Victim Justice, and serves on the Board of Directors of End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI).

After moving to North Carolina, Ms. Sands Belle served as the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She later became the Interim Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Ms. Sands Belle is a noted crisis intervention trainer and has served on several national and local crisis response teams for incidents such as the World Trade Center explosion, the 1996 Centennial Olympics bombing, and an Ohio prison riot. She is also the recipient of many awards and honors including the Margery Fry Award by the National Organization for Victim Assistance; and the Presidential Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Crime Victims.

Ms. Sands Belle is an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Durham and has a daughter attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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