Become an Effective Nonprofit Board Member
Want to serve on a nonprofit board?
Unclear of the role of a board member?
Not sure how to find the right board?
Board Boot Camp is a comprehensive, interactive, two-and-a-half day training and evening networking event for individuals interested in nonprofit board service. Participants will gain skills in topics such as board roles and responsibilities, understanding nonprofit financials, and fundraising basics through workshops, activities and panel discussions with current nonprofit board members. In addition to learning about board roles, Board Boot Camp participants will learn about board service through a gender and racial equity lens.
At the evening event, participants will meet with local organizations to explore ways to begin their nonprofit board service.
This training is designed for individuals with limited or no experience on nonprofit boards. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
FALL 2017 BOOT CAMP: Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evening Networking: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Loop (exact location TBD)
APPLICATION PROCESS: $150 - Early registration open through Oct. 5 at 5 p.m., notified by Oct. 13 $200 - Registration open through Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., notified by Oct 18 Payment due upon acceptance into the program. Need-based scholarships are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
APPLY HERE If for any reason you are unable to access the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates don't work for you? There will be another training in Spring 2018. Check back for updates.
Questions about Board Member Boot Camp? Contact Eli Marsh at (312)577-2825 or email@example.com.
Special thanks to American Express, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, and the Polk Bros. Foundation for supporting this program.
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