Community Foundation Announces Fall BoardLaunch Training Series for Nonprofit Board and Staff Members

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The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines offers affordable, professional development opportunities to enhance the management and leadership skills of local nonprofit board and staff members through its BoardLaunch series. Sessions are held from 3-5:30 p.m. at Junior Achievement, 6100 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, and cost $35 to attend. Register at www.desmoinesfoundation.org/events. Upcoming sessions include:


Isn't There a Better Way? The Board's Role in Innovation at Your Nonprofit

Join us October 28, 2013, for this interactive session with Stacy Van Gorp, Ph.D. to explore how you can build upon your organization's strengths to increase innovation capacity. As a board member, you undoubtedly find yourself helping the organization to overcome challenges and find the right solution, for the right people, at the right time. During this session we will debunk the five common myths of innovation, take a pulse on your organization's appetite for innovation, uncover four practices to help you govern an innovative organization, and use hands-on tools to help you recognize your organization's innovation history and potential. Innovation may be the key to unlocking even greater potential!


On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board MemberĀ 

Join us November 18, 2013, for this interactive session with Dr. Lloyd VanderKwaak, Consultant and President/CEO of ChildServe, as you are introduced to the roles of nonprofits and their boards, along with the critical impact the nonprofit sector has in the community. Being a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead, and upon completion of this training you will have the ability to do so with a clear understanding of what you should bring to the boardroom and how to best use your skills to advance the mission of the organization you care most about.


The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines improves quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues.we're simply better together.