Nonprofit Leadership Support

Nonprofit Trainings and Leadership Programs

Much of our support for nonprofits occurs through trainings, workshops and recognition – all of which are often delivered through key partners.  We are working with collaboratives and intermediaries to better support nonprofits to expand their impact, deepen their engagement and strengthen sustainability.

Upcoming Opportunity

November 14-15, 2018:  BoardSource in Gastonia

  • Four sessions to choose from! Come to just one or all four.
  • Register by Nov. 9 to reserve your seat.
  • Just $15 total to close out the year of learning governance best practices.
  • Learn from BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant Robin Hindsman-Stacia


Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Gastonia, NC 28052


Nov. 14
9 a.m. – Noon
Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success

This seminar is appropriate for any board that seeks greater clarity or understanding about its roles and responsibilities and expectations for board engagement, including the balance and partnership between board and staff. As a result of attending this seminar, your board members will: have a shared understanding and working knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, clarify and articulate expectations for board member engagement, evaluate specific needs and action steps for better performance and structure the board’s work to better leverage the board’s unique values.

Nov. 14
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Governance Gone Good- Creating Meaningful Board Performance

Ensuring your board is effectively and successfully governing is more important than ever. Attend this session to learn about ways to measure your board’s governing effectiveness while also taking individual director preferences and holistic board performance into consideration. Identify metrics that will be meaningful for your board, are easily measured, and can be tracked over the long term. Identify what’s important for your board’s successful performance, and develop a respectful process and methods to help your board talk about its own performance

Nov. 15
9 a.m. – Noon
Aligning our Values with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has long been confirmed as critical constructs that shouldn’t be ignored, avoided or minimized when the goals are to implement strategies for social change, social justice, civil rights, civil liberties and other factors related to addressing systematic disparities.

In this session, we’ll discuss DEI and governance, and examine the case arguments for intentional DEI governance models. Participants will examine their nonprofit organizational values against the most compelling DEI leadership recommendations, resulting in generating specific strategies that embrace DEI.  Importantly, participants will be immersed in some interactive discussions designed to stimulate meaningful introspection and understanding.

Nov. 15
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Leveraging the Benefits of a Diversified Board (Strategic Board Building)

A group of diverse thinkers brings greater problem-solving skills to the table for organizations. How has your Board selection process evolved to shape your Board’s composition and to take advantage of the benefits a diverse board can have on the strategic governance of your organization? This session will explore how to evaluate the roles you need on your Board of Directors to help ensure good decision-making, sound strategic direction and values that ensure long-term success. You’ll also explore important governance practices that support building an effective Board pipeline.


Registration closes November 9. Register today.