The Board University series was developed to provide information and skills to both current board members and individuals that want to serve on a nonprofit board. It's also a great series for Executive Directors and staff that need to understand more about the roles and expectations of board members and how to keep them engaged.
Those who attend all eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Sessions are generally held from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Envision, 610 N. Main, Intrust Room, Wichita. A light lunch is provided.
Members: $15 per session, Non-Members: $20 per session
Members: $100 for series (7 sessions & mock board meeting)
Non-Members: $140 for series (7 sessions & mock board meeting)
REGISTER for ENTIRE SERIES
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January 7, 2020
Recruiting and Creating an Effective Nonprofit Board
Learn how to conduct a gap analysis of your board, how to identify and recruit the right people to serve on your nonprofit board, and where you might find potential board members.
February 4, 2020
Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members and Officers
Boards are only effective if board members understand their roles and responsibilities. Learn about the basic responsibilities of board members and officers & what you need to do to get them to commit and follow through, as well as the board chair's role in making this happen.
February 19, 2020
Mock Board Meeting (4:30-6:00pm)
Participate in a mock board meeting to learn more about how a nonprofit board should operate as well as how to address some of those issues that come up on a nonprofit board. Hosted at Envision, 5th Floor Training Room.
March 3, 2020
Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships
It's important for the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive to work together well but for that to happen each needs to understand their roles and how they should complement one another. Learn how to create those strong working relationships.
(POSTPONED, TBD) April 7, 2020
Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Responsibilities
Board members that serve on nonprofit boards are legally responsible for the finances of the nonprofit organization. Learn about your financial responsibilities and how to adequately read those monthly financial statements so that you understand how the organization is performing financially. Register
May 5, 2020
Engaging the Nonprofit Board in Fundraising
Every nonprofit board member should be responsible for helping the organization to fundraise and there are many ways to get engaged in assisting with fundraising. Find out what nonprofit board members can be doing to assist and how to get them to do so. Register
June 2, 2020
Effectively Govern and Strategically Plan
Learn how to more effectively govern the organization and what role the board should have in planning for the short- and long-term future of the organization. Register
July 7, 2020
Evaluation and the Nonprofit Board
Evaluations of both the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive should happen annually. This session will provide insight on how this should be conducted and tools to conduct evaluations of both so you can set goals for each to improve performance. Register
August 19, 2020
Mock Board Meeting (4:30-6:00pm)
Participate in a mock board meeting to learn more about how a nonprofit board should operate as well as how to address some of those issues that come up on a nonprofit board. Hosted at Junior League of Wichita, 6402 E 12th St N, Wichita. Register
September 30, 2020
The entire Board University Series will be covered from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm as a post-conference intensive.