Nonprofit board training program set

Jackson County nonprofits, churches and other organizations can learn about strategic planning during the latest segment of a four-part nonprofit board training program this year.

The third session of the 2017 Lunch and Learn Series is set for Tuesday and is titled “Strategic Planning … Seven Steps to Success.”

June Miller, regional director of Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, will present the program.

The training will take place in the conference center at the Community Foundation of Jackson County, 107 Community Drive, Seymour.

The foundation, Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce, Brownstown Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County Visitor Center and Jackson County United Way have teamed to bring the board governance training series to the community.

The topics for this year’s training were selected to offer helpful information for the executive directors leading area nonprofits, said Tonja Couch, executive director of Jackson County United Way.

“June will offer valuable information and training aimed at helping our executive directors, their staffs, their board members and even prospective board members better serve their constituents and our community,” Couch said.

All sessions are from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The $20 cost per session includes lunch and materials.

You can enroll online through the community calendar on the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce’s website,

“We encourage our community partners in the nonprofit sector to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Dan Davis, president and CEO of the foundation.

The series is aimed, however, 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,” chamber President Tricia Bechman said.

This is the second year for the board leadership training classes for area nonprofits. New to the sponsoring partners this year are the Brownstown Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Visitor Center.

“We’re excited to be a part of this effort to help nonprofits and volunteers throughout Jackson County,” said Arann Banks of the Brownstown chamber and the visitor center. “We hope to see participants from Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora and elsewhere sign up and benefit from this training.”