Nonprofit Board Training

The Nonprofit Board Training Series is for nonprofit boards that are interested in coming together to learn how to collectively move their organizations forward. Board Trainings are designed to educate participants on the roles, responsibilities, and rewards of serving on a nonprofit Board. Topics cover important issues vital to serving on a board including the role of the Board in fundraising, financial oversight, hiring and recruiting staff, and board governance. Board Trainings are customized to the individual needs of each nonprofit Board, as identified by the Board leadership, nonprofit staff, and trainer.

To date, NetworkPeninsula has graduated 167 community members from its Nonprofit Board Trainings.

“Jane Stein did an excellent job prompting discussion. She pushed board members to look “outside of the box” to consider new strategies for putting our organization on the path to long-term financial sustainability.” (Board Training participant, anonymous evaluation survey)

“The roadmap produced during our program caused board members to significantly expand their collective list of fundraising opportunities that are available to our organization.” (Board Training participant, anonymous evaluation survey)

Nonprofit Board Training LEVELS:

Tier IBoard Essentials – this 1.5 hour class will address the topics identified above and how each relates to the specific organization’s Board structure, goals, and plans for future growth.
$360 – NetworkPeninsula FULL members; $450 non-members

Tier II – Board Boost – this 2.5 hour class will delve further into the topics above, including an opportunity for problem solving in areas that are of particular concern for the Board. In addition, this class will include “Fear of Fundraising” to help Board members become more comfortable in their role as ambassadors, advocates, and askers.
$560 – NetworkPeninsula FULL members; $700 non-members

Tier III – Board Forward – This half-day training, in addition to the topics outlined above, will focus on helping Boards begin to think strategically over the next 3 years. This will include goal setting, identifying key performance indicators, and strategizing priorities moving forward.
$750 – NetworkPeninsula FULL members; $1,000 non-members

Fee includes all training materials. Training location will be chosen by organization. For Boards with more than 10 participants, there will be an additional $50 per person over 10.

*INSTRUCTOR – Jane Stein has been providing consultation and training services to nonprofit organizations for more than 20 years. Jane founded the Child Abuse Center of Hampton Roads, now a part of CHKD. Her experience also includes a tenure as a national director for major gifts for the American Cancer Society. Jane was a volunteer national chairman for campaign training for the United Jewish Appeal for 3 years. A sought after facilitator, speaker and trainer, Jane has presented programs in management, leadership development, marketing, public relations, board development and fundraising to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. She shares her secrets for success in these turbulent times and inspires her audiences to solve challenges in the nonprofit community in a humorous and heartfelt manner. Under her direction, JPS Consulting has guided many nonprofit organizations through the process of strategic planning, board and leadership development; and has helped many organizations to build and improve their annual and special campaigns. Her client list includes: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, VA Association of Community Healthcare Centers, Foodbank of Southeastern VA, Habitat for Humanity, Physicians for Peace, and the Special Olympics.

Here’s what more of our Graduates have said about previous Board Trainings:

“Best training I have attended in many years!” (Carrie, 2014)

“Thank you for the superb training session…it was extremely helpful…anyone considering being a nonprofit board member should definitely attend the training.” (Bob, 2014)

“The nonprofit board training provided by NetworkPeninsula should be mandatory for anyone considering volunteering in this fashion. This training would have made me a much better board member!”  (Kim, 2013)

“In today’s fast-paced world, executives and businesses are looking for streamlined efficient usage of their time and money. That is exactly what is provided in this Board Training. If you are a nonprofit and have new Board members, and are looking to increase the productivity and professionalism of your Board, this is a worthwhile investment of your time and money. Your Board members will emerge with a spot-on understanding of what it means to be on a Board.” (Heather, 2011)

“I took this training last year and have found it invaluable…This workshop alone proves how important NetworkPeninsula is to our community. If you work for a nonprofit, direct a nonprofit, or serve on a board, this workshop should be on your must-do list.”  (Susan, 2013)




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