Board Masters Nonprofit Training Offered in Ord

Nonprofit organizations are an important part of any community.  Volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits give residents a sense of purpose and contribution. The work that nonprofits do may provide safety, entertainment, recreation or education among other things that area residents need and want.

In Valley County, there are over 50 nonprofit organizations that contribute to our vibrant and progressive area.

Just as nonprofits offer their services to help build a community, there is internal building that must be done to ensure the organization is steadfast in their mission, compliant with their operations and committed to their team building.

This upcoming Board Masters nonprofit board training is a great opportunity for anyone involved in a non-profit organization – founders, volunteers and staff along with anyone who is interested in getting involved with a nonprofit in the future.

Topics covered in the training include:

Mission & Vision, Board Structure & Meaningful Engagement
– Nonprofit organization lifecycles and nonprofit board stages
– Mission, vision and strategic goals
– Community relations
– Committees
– Board oversight vs. management

Finances & Compliance
– Reviewing bylaws
– Sarbanes-Oxley implications for nonprofits
– Financial systems
– Role of finance committee
– Form 990
– Financial management responsibilities: board vs. staff
– Risk and crisis management

Recruitment, Team Building, Continuous Improvement & Evaluation 
– Board member recruitment, onboarding and evaluation
– Fundraising expectations
– Board chair and Executive Director relationship
– Succession planning
– Basic board assessment and action planning
– Improving board meetings

Although not required, multiple people from an organization are encouraged to attend in order capitalize on brainstorming and ideas that evolve from the session and communicating it back to other members of your board or organization.

Registration fee:
1 person per organization = $25/person
2 people per organization = $23/person
3 people per organization = $21/person
4+ people per organization = $19/person

Registration fees include dinner and all materials. The training will be provided by Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands.

This training is being sponsored by the Valley County Economic Development Endowment and the Valley County Community Foundation Fund with support from the Central Community College Ord Learning Center.

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