Training: ‘Why Board Development Matters’ Nov. 3

The next nonprofit training opportunity is only one week away at which Joanna Gillespie will present information about board development and why it matters to nonprofits. Gillespie is a founder and executive director of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

“Why Board Development Matters”

Individuals serve on nonprofit boards for a wide variety of reasons. No matter how much experience board members have, executive directors can help them better understand their role by ensuring that board development is part of every regular meeting. Beginning with recruitment, executive directors have the ability to guide strategic direction while growing board members, smoothing out rough relationships and making the management of programs mutually satisfying for board and staff alike.

The 30-minute training will be followed by a question and answer session.

This training is appropriate for executive directors as well as board members. Executive directors should encourage board members to attend as well. Those with openings on their board also should encourage community members who may be interested in serving on their board to attend. Anyone in the process, or thinking about, starting a nonprofit, will find this training of assistance in getting started in the right direction as they build their board and consider the importance of board development.

The training is 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at UNM-Los Alamos, Room 203, Building 2.

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There is NO CHARGE to attend this training. These free training opportunities are provided by Los Alamos Community Foundation to assist nonprofits. Previous training sessions have addressed topics such as the grantmaking process and resources for finding potential grants, as well as finance fundamentals (understanding balance sheets, income statements, and financial sustainability).

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