Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

Nonprofit Academy

Nonprofit organizations have always needed able governing board members, but many potential candidates are unsure about board service due to their lack of knowledge of how nonprofits work. The TANGO Nonprofit Academy is designed to prepare candidates for board service, with an emphasis on candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The academy uses instruction from the TANGO Nonprofit Method textbook designed to teach the “business basics” that people serving on nonprofit boards of directors need to know to do their jobs. The course is lead by Jack Horak, the author of the TANGO Nonprofit Method.

Students enrolled in the course will receive a hard copy of the TANGO Nonprofit Method, access to narrated slides that parallel the textbook chapter by chapter, and three live webinars that cover the first eight chapters of the textbook.

Each webinar session will be approximately 90 minutes with ample time for Q&A.

Contact Rollin Schuster at or 877-708-2646 if you would like to discuss the details of an engagement.

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Session Overview

Session One (90 Minutes)

  • Chapter 1:
    The Nonprofit Sector in Context
  • Chapter 2:
    What is a nonprofit – An Introduction to Legal Entities and Nonprofit Corporations
  • Chapter 3:
    The Formation of Nonstock Corporations: State Nonstock Corporation Acts and the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws

Session Two (90 Minutes)

  • Chapter 4:
    Nonstock Corporations with Members and Nonstock Corporations without Members
  • Chapter 5:
    The Board of Directors: In Context and as the Top of the Chain of Command
  • Chapter 6:
    The Board of Directors – Structural Options

Session Three (90 Minutes)

  • Chapter 7:
    The Board of Directors. Board meetings Procedural and Process Requirements
  • Chapter 8:
    The Substantive duties of Care and Loyalty

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Jack Horak, Esq.

Attorney/Director
The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity (TANGO)

Contact Jack – 860-507-8902 or via email

John M. Horak, Esq. (Jack) joined TANGO on October 1, 2016 after a 36-year legal career at the Hartford office of the law firm Reid and Riege, P.C. Jack was a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice, where he created the firm’s Nonprofit Organization Practice Group. Jack was the principal author of the Reid and Riege Nonprofit Organization Report, a quarterly publication distributed throughout the United States; and also regularly published articles and editorials on legal and policy issues in Philanthropy Magazine, the Hartford Courant the Connecticut Law Tribune, and the Hartford Business Journal where he writes a regular editorial column entitled “Rule of Law.” He also is the author of The TANGO Nonprofit Method, a business instruction textbook for people serving in the nonprofit sector.

Fred Jenoure, Director of TANGO’s Board  Diversity Initiative

Fred Jenoure

Director of TANGO’s Board Diversity Initiative
The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity (TANGO)

Contact Fred – (508) 736-4488 or via email

Frederick Jenoure, is director of TANGO’s Board Diversity Initiative and Consulting Practice. Fred has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions with several prestigious institutions and community organizations, focusing on management and organizational structures, diversity and inclusion, supervisory training, property management, conflict resolution, and union negotiations. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and the Adult of the Year Award from the YMCA of Central Mass. He served as Chairman of the board of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Vice President of the Connecticut Council for the Advancement of Diversity, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and in similar senior positions on several nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

“There are a lot of publications purporting to tell you how to run your nonprofit, but The TANGO Nonprofit Method is the best resource we’ve seen. If you want to really know all the legal and operational steps to take to make your nonprofit successful, this book should be in your library.”

John Griswold

Senior Consultant, Association of Governing Boards of Universities

“The TANGO Nonprofit Method is a beautiful balancing act.  Comprehensive and accessible.  Educational and practical. Whether you are a seasoned professional advisor or just starting your first term as a nonprofit director, this work will quickly become your “go to” resource, a guide that will cultivate a deep and rewarding understanding of the nonprofit sector.”

Edward B. Spinella

Chair of Murtha Cullina, LLP's Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice

“This book is an invaluable resource for officers, directors and senior leaders of nonprofit organizations of all sizes and types. Written in plain English, the book educates the reader about the business of nonprofits — the legal structures, the financial structures and governance — and provides examples and case studies that put the material in context. A must-read for anyone new serving on a nonprofit board”.

Gayle C. Wintjen

General Counsel, Oak Hill

The TANGO Nonprofit Method

Jack used his 36 years of combined legal experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to author The TANGO Nonprofit Method. The book accompanied by interactive presentations is a nonprofit instructional guide that will enhance your organization’s mission and structure. It will guide nonprofits through best practices for your boards of directors, management teams, employees, clients and overall company mission!

“The TANGO Nonprofit Method is a necessary resource for all existing or newly formed nonprofit organizations. An essential tool for both staff and board members that is easy to read and reference. I would recommend to all nonprofit executive directors to further enhance their board education efforts as it can be easily sectioned and included as a regular meeting agenda item.”

Susan D. Sadecki, MBA

President & CEO, Main St. Community Foundation

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Locations

Connecticut

135 South Road
Farmington, CT 06032

877-708-2646

Rhode Island

600 Putnam Pike
Suite 10A
Greenville, RI 02828

401-588-2570

Marlborough, MA

5 Mount Royal Avenue
Suite 210
Marlborough, MA 01752

508-481-0028

Longmeadow, MA

734 Longmeadow Street
Suite 300 Box #10
Longmeadow, MA 01106

800-388-9771

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