Workshops on Board Practices

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:41 am by

EDC-logoEDC and the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion part­ner with Wash­ing­ton Non­prof­its and the Wash­ing­ton Sec­re­tary of State to offer work­shops on board practices

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil EDC and the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion have part­nered with Wash­ing­ton Non­prof­its and the Wash­ing­ton Sec­re­tary of State to offer work­shops on excel­lent board prac­tices. The work­shops will be held on Lopez and San Juan Islands on Sep­tem­ber 15th and Octo­ber 5th (details below). Advance reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment required.

This inter­ac­tive, hands-on work­shop will cov­er board respon­si­bil­i­ties, oper­a­tions, devel­op­ment, fundrais­ing, and advo­ca­cy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources devel­oped in part­ner­ship with some of our state’s lead­ing board experts. Par­tic­i­pants will leave with con­crete action steps, tools, and connections.

The work­shop is designed for board mem­bers and the peo­ple who work with them, name­ly exec­u­tive direc­tors and pro­gram staff. It offers ideas for new board mem­bers and those who have served for a long time. It is appro­pri­ate for orga­ni­za­tions of all sizes, whether they have staff or not.

Boards play an impor­tant role in the suc­cess of any orga­ni­za­tion. Strength­en­ing the prac­tice of non­prof­it boards with­in a com­mu­ni­ty will lead to more effec­tive and sus­tain­able results as that com­mu­ni­ty address­es pover­ty, edu­ca­tion, the envi­ron­ment and oth­er crit­i­cal issues.

The work­shop will be pre­sent­ed by Vir­ginia D. Lang, a vet­er­an man­age­ment con­sul­tant who has worked in the cor­po­rate sec­tor and the non­prof­it com­mu­ni­ty as an advi­sor on all aspects of com­mu­ni­ty affairs for almost 30 years. Lang has served as an expert coach, train­er, facil­i­ta­tor and con­sul­tant to an impres­sive array of non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, she is an accom­plished speak­er and teacher, and she leads busi­ness and non­prof­it work­shops at What­com Com­mu­ni­ty College.

Details – advance reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment required

Cost: $15 for mem­bers of Wash­ing­ton Non­prof­its, $10/nonmembers. Advance reg­is­tra­tion is required; brown bag lunch rec­om­mend­ed (bev­er­ages will be served).

Lopez Island: Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lopez Cen­ter. Cost $15 for mem­bers of Wash­ing­ton Non­prof­its, $10/nonmembers. Please vis­it http://www.cvent.com/d/5vqjdq to register.

San Juan Island: Wednes­day, Octo­ber 5th from 9:00 a.m. ‑1:30 p.m. at Brick­works in Fri­day Har­bor. Cost $15 for mem­bers of Wash­ing­ton Non­prof­its, $10/nonmembers. Please vis­it http://www.cvent.com/d/yvqjgd to register.

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