Learn how to recruit, manage and optimize board members
Adirondack Foundation and one of its component funds the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region invite nonprofit professionals and board members to attend a one-day workshop, “Building Your Best Board,” to be held at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on May 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Recruiting, retaining, and engaging board members are essential to a nonprofit’s success. These volunteer leaders bring a wide range of skills and connections.
“Board members are the rocket fuel for strong nonprofits,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation President and CEO. “They lend their time and talent to propel programs, strategies and so much more to help organizations thrive.”
Andy Robinson, who has trained and supported thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteer leaders in 47 states and across Canada, will lead the workshop and cover these topics:
- How boards evolve as organizations grow and change
- Finding and filling gaps on your board
- Creating and using a board “job description”
- Board orientation strategies
- Training and motivating your board to raise money
Pre-registration is required and can be completed online here: http://bit.ly/ADKFoundRegister. The cost per person is $40 for organizations with an operating budget over $100,000 or $20 for organizations with budgets under $100,000. For more information, contact Lindsay Yost, 518.523.9904 or email@example.com.
Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. Our vision for a thriving Adirondacks is a region of unparalleled scenic beauty, where communities are strong, just and inclusive, human wellbeing, education, and economic vitality are supported, nature is protected and cared for, and arts and cultural opportunities are available to all. As the community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northern New York, Adirondack Foundation awards $3 million in grants annually and works with generous people from all walks of life to support nonprofits, schools, and municipalities. For more information, visit www.adirondackfoundation.org or call (518) 523-9904.
The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, established at Adirondack Foundation in 2005 by a group of caring residents, supports programs to meet pressing needs and improve the quality of life in the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon. It focuses on historic preservation, education, community beautification, culture and the arts, as well as programs for youth, senior citizens and veterans. The fund includes the following subset of named grants directed to causes that these donors are most passionate about: Woody Widlund, Ernest Johnson, Wanda Callihan, and McGee Whitney Family. To learn more, including how to contribute, contact Mindy Preuninger at 518-586-6557, firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the fund on Facebook.