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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.

BoardLaunch - Optimizing Engagement: Creating Board Member Experiences That Matter

October 16, 2017. When we ask someone to serve on our nonprofit boards, we’re asking them to tackle an incredibly important and often urgent role which also presents the opportunity to help impact our communities and fulfill our mission. While our environments have become more complex and our organizations more dynamic, the board role is increasingly challenging and essential to ensure we effectively and efficiently meet our missions.  Yet, most organizations haven’t taken the time to systematically consider the experience we’ve created for members of our boards. How boards experience our organization isn’t a trivial matter, it’s the fuel for commitment, active engagement and overall organizational effectiveness. It’s time to reimagine and redesign the ways our organizations engage with our board members to create board experiences that matter. Join us for this interactive session as we explore together how we can help board members bring more of their expertise, discernment and networks to bear on the most important issues and opportunities facing our organizations. Learn more & register. 

BoardLaunch - Friendraising and Fundraising: The Art of Making the Ask

November 14, 2017. It comes naturally to some and for others, the fear of “asking” often stands in the way of raising funds necessary to support a nonprofit organization.  By changing your mindset to approach FUNDraising as FRIENDraising, you can build relationships that lead to engaged and more active donors. Created with the volunteer board member perspective in mind, this interactive session led by Connie Isaacson, provides participants with strategies and tactics that can eliminate the fear of “asking” and get more people engaged in raising dollars for your nonprofit.  Join us to explore just how easy it can be to make “the ask” and encourage others to join you in the effort. Learn more & register.           

 

*Please note the Community Foundation does not issue refunds for registration cancellations. Please contact Anna Nalean with any questions or to discuss other potential options.

For more information

Anna Nalean

Director of Nonprofit Relations

nalean@desmoinesfoundation.org

Phone (515) 883-2629