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.

    OnTrack -  Advocacy: The Voices, The Roles, The Opportunities

    March 3, 2017 Join us for a panel discussion as we learn from local nonprofit advocates and seasoned professionals as they share experiences in navigating the political and systemic landscapes. We will discuss how to listen, learn and invite conversations that establish common ground from which progress and action can be jointly achieved.  You will hear examples about how to build the necessary relationships and how to engage others in your important work.  Learn more & register.


    BoardLaunch - OnBoard: The Basics of Being an Effective Board Member

    April 20, 2017 - 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. Upon completion of this session, you will have a clear understanding of what you do and should bring to the nonprofit boardroom and how to best use your skills to advance the mission of the organization you care about most. Learn more & register.

    How to Write Winning Grants & Smile While Doing it! 

    April 25, 2017 - The Community Foundation is pleased to partner with the Central Iowa Grant Professionals Association and additional partners in offering a daylong grant writing conference featuring grant writing expert Dr. Beverly Browning, break-out sessions led by local grant writing professionals and a panel discussion featuring Central Iowa funders. This is a great professional development opportunity for new and experienced grantwriting professionals. Learn more and 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

    Phone (515) 883-2629