All sessions take place from 11:30am-1:30pm at the William A Grant Water & Environmental Center at Walla Walla Community College. The sessions are duplicated on the second date, so please register for the date most convenient for you.
March 1 - Washington Nonprofits, a new nonprofit state association, will present its "Governance as Innovation and Teamwork" a 3.5 hour symposium on nonprofit board governance. It is a proven workshop designed to introduce Harvard Univeristy, graduate-level thinking to nonprofits and effectively build the capacity of nonprofit boards to perform.
April 23 & 24 - Jan McGowan of Jan McGowan Nonprofit Consulting. This session is designed to build from earlier workshops in March 2013 by Washington Nonprofits (see above) as well as Susan Howlett's workshop "Boards on Fire!" at Whitman College (March 22). Jan will share practical insights in exploring back to basics with board development including:
- The art of creating a board agenda.
- How to run effective board meetings with the empasis on the value of generative dialogues to reinforce the role of board members.
- How board members can best work as volunteers with staff.
May 14 & 15 - Kay Sohl of Kay Sohl Consulting. Kay returns with her unusual breadth and depth of experiences in working with all kinds of nonprofits to share practical insights and wisdom and invite dialogue.
June 11 & 12 - Susan Newton of Development Strategies Plus. Susan will focus on dealing with change and address why (and how!) nonprofit organizations should master the art of adaptation. Organizations can be built to manage change; those that do, excel. This session will highlight the essential tools and show how to build a management process to take advantage of change.
September 17 & 18 - Bruce Toews, CPA/MBA, Associate Professor of Accouting/Finance at Walla Walla University. The topic for this session will be shaped around the interest of local nonprofits. Possible subjects include how to read financial statements and spot troubling trends, endowment accounting, and requirements in maintaining a tax exemption.
October 22 & 23 - topic and guest presenter to be determined.
November 19 & 20 - topic and guest presenter to be determined.