Board Leadership Academy

"Being with the other participants made me realize that many many people are still trying to get a handle on this information, and I am not alone in feeling like I'm always learning. The whole experience was very positive."
-2013 Board Leadership Academy participant

Join Leadership Lancaster for the training you need to meet the needs of your community benefit organization. Designed for senior staff and Board members, customize your training by picking the sessions most impactful to your organization or attend the entire series!

Sessions occur weekly from 8:30-10:30a, October 20 - November 17.
All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Register today

Governance Basics
Tuesday, October 20 from 8:30a-10:30a
Facilitator Kate Zimmerman, Leadership Lancaster
Understand the role of governance in a nonprofit organization.
•Understand what the term "nonprofit" really means
•Identify the moral owners of your nonprofit organization
•Create a job description for your Board of Directors
•Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of Boards and Directors
•Learn the essential elements of a "model" mission statement
•Discuss special challenges for organizations without paid staff

Building Effective Boards
Tuesday, October 27 from 8:30-10:30a
Facilitator Kate Zimmerman, Leadership Lancaster
•Learn the practical application of the concepts discussed in the Governance module.
•Recruit and retain a high-performing Board of Directors
• Run effective Board meetings
• Develop a meaningful committee structure
• Use Mission, Vision, and Values to guide organizational behavior
• Learn the role of the Board Chair, the Executive Committee, and CEO and staff
• Discuss basic organizational accountability and oversight
• Evaluate performance at all levels

Fundraising
MONDAY, November 2 from 8:30a-10:30a
Facilitator Stacie Reidenbaugh, The Reidenbaugh Group
Prepare board members for their role as fundraisers for the organization.
•Learn board roles and responsibilities in resource development
•Discuss basic fundraising concepts
•Enhance the fundraising capabilities of your board
•Develop a program that works for your organization

Finance & Oversight
Tuesday, November 10 from 8:30a-10:30a
Facilitator Jim Shellenberger, McKonly & Asbury
Prepare board members for the financial oversight of an organization.
•Understand government regulations
•Make sense of the "Big 3" financial reports
•Use financial ratios to assess organizational strengths
•Develop an organizational budget
•Learn how to build a transparent organization
•Discuss picking an auditor

Strategic Planning
Tuesday, November 17 from 8:30a-10:30a
Facilitator Katie Walsh, KE Walsh Consulting
Prepare to undergo a strategic-planning process or to critique an existing plan.
•Use strategic plans to chart the future of an organization
•Differentiate between strategic, operational, and financial plans
•Understand the roles of the Board of Directors and Staff in the planning process
•Develop a model strategic plan
•Learn about the implementation and monitoring components of planning

Racial Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 8:30a-9:30a
Facilitator: Tony Hernandez
Learn more about the REI module of the Board Leadership Academy and how your board can participate in this in-depth training at this informational session.
Register for all 5 modules and there is no cost to attend this session.
Stay tuned for more details!

Cost
Sessions are $25 each or $100 for the entire series.
Attend all 5 sessions and be registered for the Racial Equity and Inclusion module at no additional cost!
Attend all 5 sessions and receive 10% off customizable onsite board trainings.
Registration non-refundable within 48 hours of training.

Thanks to generous support from the Steinman Foundation, Leadership Lancaster is able to facilitate onsite full board trainings for your Community Benefit Organization.
Contact Kate by calling (717) 394-9393 or email for more information.

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Thanks to generous support from the Steinman Foundation, Leadership Lancaster is able to facilitate onsite full board trainings for your Community Benefit Organization.
Contact Kate by calling (717) 394-9393 or email for more information.

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