Nonprofit training program set

The third installment of a four-part training program for area nonprofit directors and their staff and board members will be Aug. 11 at the Community Foundation of Jackson County’s conference center.

The topic is “What You Should Know Before Joining a Board of Directors.”

The program is part of “Board Governance Series: Leading the Change,” which is aimed at helping nonprofits improve their effectiveness and their programs. The governance training series is sponsored by Jackson County United Way, Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

June Miller, regional director of Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, is leading the series with all training sessions taking place at the foundation office, 107 Community Drive, Seymour.

Participants will explore questions, such as whether you think joining a board will help you become more informed about your community, whether it might help your career and many others.

The topics of this four-part series were selected in part because of the number of new executive directors leading area nonprofits, said Tonja Couch, Jackson County United Way executive director.

All sessions are from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $15 cost per session includes lunch and materials.

The final session, titled “We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This,” is set for Oct. 6.

You may enroll online through the community calendar at the chamber’s website,