Building & Developing the Best Board (Online)

To fulfill its mission, a nonprofit needs a strong board. This workshop is designed to support and enhance the board development process for nonprofits and will highlight key roles and responsibilities of board members and critical areas for skills development. Learn about assessing your current board's performance, creating/updating your board handbook, and developing a matrix to determine board composition and plan recruitment. Get practical tools to run more productive board meetings. This workshop is designed for new or experienced board members and nonprofit leaders who work with boards. You're encouraged to bring your board handbook and a recent board meeting agenda for reference and discussion throughout the workshop. Lynn O'Connell has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and has served in diverse roles including those of nonprofit staff, consultant, trainer, and board trustee. As a consultant, she writes proposals for both nonprofit organizations as well as small business owners. Lynn holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University as well as an MA in philanthropy from Indiana University.

NOTE: This course will be offered via Zoom. Register now and then prior to class the instructor will send you the link to attend. Look for an email with "CFU Zoom class" in the subject line. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed.

Dates:June 13, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:One Sun., 3:30-6PM 06/13 (MT)
Location:ONLINE: Via Zoom
You could save $12.00 on this course by becoming a member of CFU Membership
Notes:$5-10 optional materials fee. Class time is in MT. Good internet connection and a laptop or device with camera and mic is needed. You should download Zoom in advance of class it is free to install, Look for an email from your instructor with the subject line CFU Zoom class for the link. Be ready to log on and join the meeting 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time so you will be ready when class begins. If you have trouble using the link, just go to, click "Join a Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided in the instructor's email.

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