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 Member 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 Member Boot Camp participants will engage in conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in board development.
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. The program is open to all. Women-identified people are especially encouraged to apply.
Spring 2019 BOOT CAMP:
NOTE: We've received an overwhelming response for this Spring cohort and are suspending registration at this time. The next cohort will be in the Fall.
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Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Evening Networking with Nonprofit Organizations:Thursday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (NOTE: Date change from Wednesday, June 5 as of January 30, 2019)
Location: Chicago Loop
$150.00 Discounted registration if application is received by 5:00pm CST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 $200.00 Registration fee for applications received after April 30th deadline
Giving Council and Circle members in good standing have a fee of $150.00. The program fee is nonrefundable.
Need based scholarships are available, and are determined after the application has been submitted.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Dates don't work for you? There will be another training in Fall 2019. Check back for updates or sign up for the interest list. Alternatively, bring the program to your office! Read about the Board Boot Camp EXPRESS program.
Questions about Board Member Boot Camp? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to American Express, The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership, the Polk Bros. Foundation and Grant Thornton LLP for supporting this program.
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