Board Development Classes

NetworkPeninsula / Board Development Classes

November 4, 12:00-1:00 pm – via Zoom

Join Amy Nisenson*, for NetworkPeninsula’s class to better understand the best practices around good governance. This class will cover different governance models, best practices around board size and committee structures that your nonprofit should consider adopting as we move into post-COVID times.

*INSTRUCTOR – Amy Nisenson is a certified governance trainer through Board Source. She has taught multiple classes with the Nonprofit Management Institute at Thomas Nelson Community College, NetworkPeninsula, and other nonprofits across the tri-state area and beyond.

Amy’s consulting expertise includes strategic planning, board development/ governance work, board, and staff meeting facilitation, organizational development, and resource development. Her over 35 years as a senior philanthropy professional includes work on both sides of philanthropy- as a nonprofit executive and development professional and as a corporate and foundation grant maker. Amy brings her unique experiences in both asking and giving along with strategic thinking, sensible fiscal management, effective communication and facilitation to her consulting work.

Along with her work as a consultant, Amy serves as the Executive Director of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, which is a private-independent foundation that grants more than $5-7 million annually to nonprofits in the Commonwealth of Virginia for capital projects. Amy also teaches classes in nonprofit management including grant writing, navigating support from corporations and foundations, and board development at many universities and programs throughout the State. Prior to her current work, Amy served as Vice President and Community Affairs Manager for Wachovia Corporation from 2005-2008, covering the three-state MidAtlantic Region of Virginia—Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. Amy’s consulting practice is rooted in a strong passion for the nonprofit community. All work is geared to helping a nonprofit build its organizational capacity working within a team approach of strong partnerships between board
and staff. Amy combines her professional and personal experiences with best practices to help nonprofits make informed decisions and build internal processes to become stronger, more stable organizations.

To REGISTER for this class, click here.

To PAY for the class – Board development classes are offered for $25 per person for board members of current members of NetworkPeninsula. For all other guests, and non-members, the fee is $35 per person. Payments can be made below, or by mail to: NetworkPeninsula, 2 Bernardine Drive, Newport News VA 23602. (ATTENDANCE POLICY: If you have registered and are unable to attend, or to send a substitute, one week notice is required. For those who register but do not attend, have not cancelled one week prior, and/or have not sent a substitute in their place, there will be a charge of $20 per person.)


NetworkPeninsula offers Board Development Classes throughout the year on various topics to help you as you move forward in service.  To stay up to date on these classes and other opportunities for community members to engage with local nonprofits, you can subscribe to our Community e-Connections sent on Tuesdays only. To learn more and to subscribe, click here.)

In addition, NetworkPeninsula offers individualized Board training to full nonprofit Boards. The training is designed to EDUCATE, EQUIP, AND EMPOWER Board members; enabling them to help their nonprofit continue to make an impact on the community. To learn more about these individualized trainings, click here.

Additional workshops are offered throughout the year for nonprofit staff, Board, and volunteers. To review current lineup, click here.