Board Development Series

NetworkPeninsula / Board Development Series

Join NetworkPeninsula for this series of workshops designed to help Board members and staff move their organizations forward together. Join us and get the tools needed to build your nonprofit’s capacity! Open to Board members and Staff.

In addition to these follow on classes, NetworkPeninsula also 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.


Previous 2019 Board Development Classes:

Onboarding: What You Need to Know to Be a Great Board MemberJane Stein, JPS Consulting will help ensure that new board members fully understand the roles and responsibilities of serving on a Board, including fiduciary, fundraising, governance, board/staff relationships, and telling the nonprofit’s mission story.

The Board Building Cycle: Strategic Recruitment and Engagement – Jeanne Allen, Jeanne Allen Consulting. One of the most important responsibilities of a board is to ensure that it continuously adds qualified new members to its roster and keeps them engaged. Board building shouldn’t just happen when it is time to fill a vacancy; it should be an ongoing process with year-around activities.

Legal and Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members Belinda Willis, consultant to nonprofits for 30+ years, with a focus on governance. Nonprofit board members make many important decisions in the best interest of an organization, to include putting the welfare and best interests of the organization above their own personal or other business interests. In this workshop, we will talk about: the principles of shared leadership; the difference between an advisory board and a governing board and the roles of each; roles and responsibilities; and the basic types of decision-making board members have, including legal and fiduciary, operational, informal (accountability), budgeting, internal controls, and conflict of interest (perceived, potential, and actual).


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