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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.

Navigating Through Times of Disruption: A Discussion for Executive Directors and Board Leadership

July 11, 2017. Disruption is all around us; we see it in the emergence of new program models, legislative changes, funding reductions, adjustments to staffing models and new needs to address in our community. Join us for a leadership discussion on how nonprofit executives can manage and board chairs can govern during uncertain times of disruption.  We will hear examples from Central Iowa nonprofit colleagues on strategies they implemented, tools they tried and hard conversations that have been had to ensure challenging moments are turned into opportunities to drive mission forward.  Learn more & register.

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

September 18, 2017. Being a board member is an incredible opportunity to lead within the nonprofit sector and put your passion for a mission 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. In this session 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, you will have a clear understanding of what you do and should bring to the nonprofit boardroom and how best to use your skills to advance the mission of the organization you care most about. Learn more & register.


BoardLaunch - OnBoard: What You Need to Lead

September 28, 2017. You are putting your passion for a particular charitable cause into practice by serving as an effective board member—but what’s next?  It is critical to be prepared to step into important leadership roles that will steer not only the board, but also keep the nonprofit organization headed in the right direction.  It’s time for you to lead. Join us for this unique session designed to inform you on what you need to know to be an effective board or committee leader. We will explore how to identify leadership opportunities, your personal desires for leadership, the responsibilities of leadership positions, and how to use your skills to engage the board to advance the mission of the organization you care about. Save the date - more information and registration coming soon!  


*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