This interactive, hands-on workshop covers board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources developed in partnership with some of our state's leading board experts. You will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections. Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues. We'll have fun while we find new ways to strengthen your board. Dinner will be served during the event.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not. It is also part 2 of the board training program for new board members that started on February 15 with "Ready for Action."
Presenter:Nancy Bacon, Director of Learning, Washington Nonprofits. Nancy leads the development and implementation of Washington Nonprofits’ professional development programs. She was the founding director of the World Affairs Council's Global Classroom and has served as in the roles of executive director, founding program director, board member, and volunteer. Nancy led the team creating Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN) in 2014 and Boards in Gear (BIG) in 2015.
This program is offered in collaboration with Washington Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Learning Center, a partnership with Sherwood Trust and Walla Walla Community College.