CharterSource Board Basics Series

Where Boards Go to Learn.

Welcome to the CharterSource!

CharterSource is an advisory to charter schools in board governance providing training, Peer Learning Communities, board management software, governance assessments and coaching. 

Our board training platform provides busy professionals 24/7 access. Board members can view and listen to the presentation online without leaving their desk. No travel required or vacation days. We provide access for 365 days so board members can revisit content whenever necessary.

In addition to each board member having their own private training portal, we include one-hour of governance coaching per organization and access to helpful templates referenced in the webinars. 

Gain access today for an annual fee of $500 per board or organization. (No limitation to the number of individuals.)

We have partnered with industry experts in finance, law, human resources to create  six courses to help you govern effectively. (Some applicable to Minnesota charters schools specifically.)

*The information presented  is not and should not be considered legal advice. Consult your attorney to discuss precise details of any issue you are facing.

What's included?

6 Videos
4 PDFs
3.5
Beth Finch
Beth Finch
CharterSource Founder

About The Instructors

With over 15 years of board management experience, Beth Finch provides boards with the foundational frameworks and systems to govern efficiently. Her experience in charter school development, marketing, facilities and student recruitment provides another lens for supporting charter schools. Read More >

bfinch@chartersource.org

Dick  Ward
Dick Ward
Senior Vice President, Dougherty & Company

Dick Ward  

Senior Vice President, Dougherty & Company LLC

  • 27 years experience in bond issuance and finance as an investment banker & financial advisor

  • Professional accomplishments:

    • Under wrote one of the first tax exempt bond in the country-Community of Peace Academy,

    • Regular participant in Charter sector support—both national and local charter school associations

    • Presenter for the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Bond Buyer Seminars

For more information click here.

DWard@doughertymarkets.com

Jim Martin
Jim Martin
Senior Attorney, Booth Law Group

Jim Martin

Senior Attorney, Booth Law Group

  • 25+ years practice in areas of employment & labor law with an emphasis in the public sector
  • Served as HR Director at two large Minnesota metro suburban school districts
  • Hearing Officer, Veteran’s Preference Act & student expulsion
  • JD, MA-Industrial Relations, Adjunct professor at University of Minnesota (School HR Administration)

For more information click here

jmartin@boothlawgroup.com

Scott Brown
Scott Brown
Director of Operations, The Anton Group
Scott Brown

Director of Operations, The Anton Group

  • Controller of several large public school districts and charter schools
  • 10+ years experience in school finance
  • Board Chair, Lupus Foundation of MN
  • Active Certified Public Account – MN license
  • Member- MNCPA, AICPA, MASBO

For more information click here

sbrown@theag.org

John Cairns
John Cairns
Partner, John Cairns Law, P.A.

John Cairns

Partner, John Cairns Law, P.A.

  • 40+ years legal experience,specializing in educationaltax exempt organizations

  • Instrumental in the founding of the charter school sector

  • Board & Service Experience:

    • Twin Cities Citizen League,

    • Minnesota Business Partnership,Executive Director

    • Minneapolis City Council

For more Information click here

jcairns@johncairnslaw.com

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