BoardLaunch and OnTrack Training Opportunities
Strong nonprofit organizations must have an effective and engaged staff and board of directors. The Community Foundation offers affordable, professional development opportunities to enhance the management and leadership skills of local nonprofit board and staff members.
On Board: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member
March 20, 2018. Being a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead within the nonprofit sector and put your passion for a particular charitable cause into practice! But along with passion must come a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and duties to ensure your nonprofit organization is fulfilling its mission fully. This session is designed to introduce you to the roles of nonprofits and their boards as well as the critical impact the nonprofit sector has in the community. We will explore trends, effective practices and legal requirements in nonprofit governance as it relates to board members, organizational oversight, securing necessary resources, program implementation and fiscal oversight duties. Learn more & register.
Creating a System of Advocacy: Collaborating Across the Sector for Change
May 14, 2018. Every day nonprofit organizations work to improve their communities and the lives of those they serve; however, to solve our community’s most complex issues we must be able to navigate and create change within the social, economic and political systems we live in. These complex issues are often interconnected and broader than any individual organization can change on its own and are most effectively addressed through collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders across sectors. Is your organization interested in working toward systemic change, but are unsure you have the necessary tools to effectively do so? Are you currently working to address complex issues on your own, but know you could be more effective working with others? Do you have community partners willing to work together towards change, but aren’t sure how to move forward?
Join us for this interactive workshop facilitated by Community Catalyst. We will learn how to develop six key organizational capacities needed to create a System of Advocacy to transform the efforts of community partners to achieve necessary change at any system level. We will also identify and learn how to leverage existing advocacy strengths, information and resources that already exist amongst workshop participants. Participants are encouraged to bring a team from their organization, coalitions, collaborations and/or networks as well as an identified policy issue or system you are interested in addressing. Learn more & register
Sensible Stewardship: Understanding and Managing the Top Risks Facing Nonprofits
June 4, 2018. Nonprofit organizations face numerous risks that have the potential to significantly impact their ability to achieve key goals and mission objectives. Join us for this session as Melanie Herman, a nonprofit risk management thought leader, provides an overview of the emerging risks that loom over the nonprofit sector in 2018. We will learn about some of the “not usual suspects” and the hard-to-see weaknesses in organizational structure, planning and operations that may threaten your mission. During the second half of this interactive workshop, explore three techniques for risk identification, risk assessment, and risk management implementation. You will walk away with practical—not burdensome—tools your team can use or adapt to better steward your nonprofit’s mission in the face of risk and uncertainty. Learn more & register.
Demystifying the Risk Oversight Role of Nonprofit Boards
June 4, 2018. Risk oversight is a key governance responsibility of nonprofit boards which includes recognizing the challenges and opportunities risk presents to an organization in successfully meeting the mission. However, risk management is a multi-faceted topic and one that board members may not fully comprehend. Join us for this workshop as Melanie Herman, a nonprofit risk management thought leader, demystifies risk oversight and the board’s role in risk management. Learn how your board can fulfill its governance responsibility for risk oversight without stepping over the line into operations. You will leave with prompts that will get your board dialoguing about risks to your organization’s strategic goals. Find out what high-performing boards look for and learn how to design a risk dashboard that inspires thought-provoking questions around emerging risks for your nonprofit. Learn more & register.