Oscoda, Mich. — Those sitting on nonprofit boards will have the opportunity to build a better foundation for their organization through a “Nonprofit Board Basics” training. The workshop is offered by the Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) and hosted by the Oscoda AuSable Nonprofit Roundtable. The October 9 workshop in Oscoda will include an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of board members, and provide a strong understanding of board governance and the skills necessary to lead an organization to success.
Cliff Miller, who serves as Vice President of ICCF and whose Tri-County Agency, Inc. is underwriting the workshop, says the “Nonprofit Board Basics” workshop is an important part of ICCF’s goal to support capacity-building programs for nonprofits.
“If the nonprofit organizations serving Iosco County, or any community, have strong boards and strong leadership, then the nonprofit itself will be stronger and better able to achieve its mission,” said Miller. “Whether a person is new to nonprofits, a seasoned board member, or staff of a nonprofit, this workshop is specifically tailored to help the attendees in a hands-on manner with the issues affecting their organization’s board.”
“Nonprofit Board Basics” is on Wednesday, October 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Warrior Pavilion at Ratliff Park in Oscoda. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at iccf-online.org, or via phone to the Community Foundation office at 877-354-6881. Tickets are $20 per person, and lunch is included.
Current or prospective board members and executive directors from nonprofits in all of Iosco County and beyond can take advantage of this training session led by Blackbird Nonprofit Consulting’s Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran. “Nonprofit Board Basics” is an interactive learning and networking event which will provide attendees of all experience levels the opportunity to explore and understand roles and responsibilities of board members; discuss and understand the different phases of an organization’s lifecycle and identify their organization’s current phase; and provide practical tools to keep the board excited about their work and motivated to plan for the future.
The Iosco County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to connecting donors who care about Iosco County with the causes closest to their heart. Through the careful management of the endowed funds entrusted to ICCF, the needs of Iosco County can be met in perpetuity.
The Oscoda AuSable Nonprofit Roundtable is a group of individuals who are staff, board members or volunteers of Iosco County nonprofits, and nonprofits from the surrounding communities. The Roundtable provides an opportunity for nonprofits to connect with, learn from, and support one another.