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Building High Performing Boards with Chuck Loring

Waco Foundation

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Building High Performing Boards with Chuck Loring

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Special Rate!!
Price will go up to $15 on October 1 so sign up now for this lower rate. Registration ends October 23 -- late fees will be $25. Cancellations after October 26 will be refunded on a prorated basis.
Oct 23, 2017 $10.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Framed within the context of trends impacting the nonprofit sector today, Chuck Loring provides an overview of nonprofit governance challenges, opportunities and best practices. Topics include:


Purposeful Boards

  • Duties, roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board
  • Principles of governance
  • Engagement practices that maximize impact (effective meetings, use of taskforces & committees, consent agendas, etc.)
  • Board building cycle – implementing an effective year round recruitment, orientation and on-boarding strategy

Powerful Fundraising

  • Articulating mission and need to audiences
  • Identifying, cultivating & stewarding donors
  • Owning the Ask – tips for engaging board members, no matter their comfort level
  • Tools for assessing & improving your board’s fundraising culture

Due to space limitations, we encourage you to prioritize attendance of board members who have never attended a Chuck Loring training. 

For the purposes of the professional development prize eligibility, we are extending the board governance past training eligibility to the last 5 years. 


Registration Information

Check-in begins at 8 amSession runs from 8:30 am 3:30 pm


Who Should Attend? 

This workshop is a repeat of a previous Skinny on Boards training and is the equivalent of day 1 of the previous 2-day trainings.  It is appropriate for board members who have not received board training in the past or for those in need of a refresher, as well as newly elected officers and CEOs.  

Personal Registration Information 

Personal information provided on this registration form is for registration purposes only and is protected by Waco Foundation.  

What Else? 

CPE credits are available for this course. 

Registration closes October 23, 2017 at midnight. Cancellations after October 26 will be refunded on a prorated basis. Special-rate ticket prices start at $10 and will go up to $15 on October 1. Register early for a lower rate!!

After October 26, late registration fees will cost $25. Contact Jennifer Werse at to see if seats are still available.


Limited scholarships available. To inquire about scholarships please contact Nicole Wynter at 


*Cooper Foundation, The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation and Waco Foundation all recommend that every nonprofit board member receive a minimum of four hours of board governance training within 120 days of joining a board. The Foundations distinguish between board orientation and board governance. To learn more about the three foundations position, check out their Board Values Statement here.




About the speaker  

Chuck V. Loring, MBA, CFRE is the senior partner of the Fort Lauderdale and Indianapolis-based firm of Loring, Sternberg, & Associates, which provides fundraising and governance consulting services to nonprofits.  Chuck is also a Senior Governance Associate for BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) in Washington, DC, offering expertise in board development and other governance issues to nonprofit boards across the country. He has been delivering board trainings annually to the greater Waco community since 2011.

All attendee information is for registration purposes only. We do not publish or share your information to third party affiliates. Personal information provided on the registration form is for registration purposes only and is protected by Waco Foundation and McLennan Community College's registration policies (MCC collects information for Continuing Education course credits, CEUs).

Please be advised that Waco Foundation will be photographing during the event and your image might be used for future distribution and promotional purposes in our print and online communication materials. By participating in this event and being present at the venue, you authorize Waco Foundation to use and reproduce any photographs taken, without compensation. All negatives and positives, photographic prints and digital photo files shall constitute Waco Foundation property, solely and completely.

Have questions about Building High Performing Boards with Chuck Loring? Contact Waco Foundation

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Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)
100 Research Pkwy
Waco, TX 76704

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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Waco Foundation

Waco Foundation is a community foundation based in Waco, Texas that strategically and purposefully supports community improvement and quality of life for residents of McLennan County, located in central Texas.  Established in 1958, the Foundation provides a wide-range of charitable services to our community through its roles as a convener, grantmaker, listener, resource organizer and philanthropic promoter.  

Waco Foundation exists in perpetuity due to the generosity of the following individuals who were passionate about ensuring the longevity of the Waco community through the work of their local community foundation: 

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Parrott

Mr. Stephen Goldstein

Mrs. Lyle Kay Masterson  

Community foundations are independent, public charities that steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to community-based organizations. Community foundations strengthen communities by enabling people to create charitable funds that address a wide range of interests. Through visionary, diverse, and inclusive philanthropy, community foundations have become catalysts for significant community change.


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