Training offered for nonprofit directors

Tribune staff reports

Nonprofit directors, their staffs and board members can take advantage of a second of a four-part training program aimed at helping improve their effectiveness and their programs.

This installment of the Board Governance Series: Leading the Change — was originally set for April 14 but was postponed and is now set for 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 5 in the Community Foundation of Jackson County’s conference room, 107 Community Drive, Seymour. The program will focus on a nonprofit board’s role in fundraising.

June Miller, regional director of the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, is facilitating the training for all four sessions.

She said participants in the May 5 workshop will leave understanding that “fundraising is not begging, it is a values exchange.”

The series is aimed at more than nonprofit directors and their staff.

“It’s a great opportunity for business people to learn more about their volunteer responsibilities in our community by participating on the boards of area nonprofits, including what their responsibilities might be and what kind of questions they might want to ask,” said Tricia Bechman, president of the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce.

Other session dates and topics include Aug. 11, What You Should Know Before Joining a Board of Directors; and Oct. 6, We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This.

The Community Foundation, Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County United Way have teamed to bring this training series to the community.

You can enroll online through the community calendar at the chamber’s website, seymourchamber.com. Anyone who registered for the original meeting time doesn’t need to re-register for the May 5 session, Bechman said. The $15 cost per session includes lunch and materials.

If you haven’t registered but would like to, registration has reopened on the chamber’s website.