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Board Development Month is here!

Board Development Month is here!

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is excited to present Board Development Month!

Grow & Lead has seen an increase in nonprofit organizations having questions about how to be a better board of directors.

“We routinely get questions from board members,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “We developed this series of trainings to help board members understand the expectations and legal responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit board of directors.”

Board Development Month features four webinars happening on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Central, starting January 10.

  • January 10 – Board 101 – introduction to the legal responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit board of directors
  • January 17 – Managing a Meeting – skill building session on leading and participating in effective board meetings
  • January 24 – Board Role: Ambassador – overview of board ambassadorships, including tips on how to share the mission of the organization and fundraising ideas
  • January 31 – Teamwork: the CEO and Board Chair Relationship – examine the essential element needed for effective Board Chair and CEO leadership

Board Development Month trainings are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about nonprofit boards.  Recordings of the live stream will be archived on the Grow & Lead website.


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