Non-Profit Board Boot Camp

Rural communities are supported by numerous nonprofits organized to manage local projects, events and community betterment. In late fall boards begin to prepare for a new year by identifying and recruiting new members. While willing to serve in new leadership roles, many folks come onto boards with no familiarity or knowledge of how nonprofit organizations function or the legal requirements. 

Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are partnering to present Nonprofit Board Boot Camps throughout Nebraska this fall. The first of six will be held in Tekamah on Tuesday, August 29th at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska meeting room. The program will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and dinner is included. The bank is located at 448 South 13th Street.

Extension Educator Emeritus, Vernon Waldren, Educators Jessica Jones and Carroll Welte, as well as a representative of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands will provide the latest information all board members need to know to keep their nonprofit organizations compliant and boards operating smoothly.

The program includes information pertaining to:

  • Mission and Vision, Board Structure, and Meaningful Engagement
  • Finance and Compliance
  • Recruitment, Team Building, Improvement and Evaluation

Cost of a single registration for the Boot Camp is $125. Since three sets of ears are better than one, up to 3 people representing the same nonprofit organization can attend for $200. Up to six board members can attend for $300. Entire boards are welcome to attend; to register these call 402.374.2954.

Folks can either register online and pay with a credit card at or call Extension Educator, Carroll Welte at 402.374.2929 or email, to obtain a registration form to use for paying by check.

The registration deadline is August 22nd. For more information, contact Carroll Welte at or the Burt County Extension Office, 402.374.2929; or Jessica Jones at or the Johnson County Extension Office, 402.335.3669. 




Informational Letter

Training Outline

Registration and  Payment (with Check) Form