Nonprofit Board Boot Camp

Rural communities are supported by numerous nonprofits organized to manage local projects and events. It’s these projects that that make Nebraska the good life. Come fall nonprofits prepare for a new year by 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 let alone the legal requirements. Since rules and regulations governing nonprofits change, it’s important to update seasoned board members, too.

Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are partnering to bring a Nonprofit Board Boot Camp to the north central part of the state.  The program will be held at the Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church Fellowship Hall, 1 mile east of Ainsworth, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.   It will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a light dinner is included.

Presenters will provide the latest information all board members need to know to keep their nonprofit organizations compliant and boards operating smoothly. They will discuss:

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

There are multiple registration options and discounts for multiple board members to attend the training. Folks can register online and pay with a credit card at http://communityvitality.unl.edu/nonprofitbootcamp; or they can call Extension Educator, Carroll Welte at 402.374.2929 or email, cwelte1@unl.edu to obtain a registration form to use for paying by check. The registration deadline for the Ainsworth Nonprofit Board Boot Camp is October 17, 2017.

For more information, contact Jessica Jones at jessica.jones.@unl.edu or the Johnson County Extension Office, 402.335.3669 or Carroll Welte at cwelte1@unl.edu or the Burt County Extension Office, 402.374.2929.

Participants of Nonprofits Board Boot Camps offered last winter agreed the information provided was valuable, so don’t hesitate. Go to http://communityvitality.unl.edu/nonprofitbootcamp and register for the Nonprofit Board Boot Camp today.