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Building a Strong Board – Breakfast and Presentation Friday, April 12

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Building a Strong Board – Breakfast and Presentation Part of the Leading for Good Lake County Series

  • Date: April 12, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 am to 11:00 pm
  • Price: $30
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

The first event in a three-part Leading for Good Lake County 2019 series, please join us April 12th for Building a Strong Board breakfast and presentation!

Nonprofits rely on the support of their board of directors to serve as the foundation of leadership for the organization and to plan strategically for the future. They serve as brand ambassadors for the mission and vision of the nonprofit while also ensuring fiscal stability and sustainability. Building that successful board takes a thoughtful approach and dedicated leadership.

In this program, you will learn tools to build an effective board of directors including discussions of what you need, who you want, what they need to bring and how to engage them. You will also explore initial steps of cultivating your future board members by setting realistic expectations and generating plans through effective communication. Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management faculty will engage you in a rich mix of classroom learning and interactive discussion to further your knowledge on nonprofit board governance.


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Kellogg Faculty: Liz Howard, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management & Clinical Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Your ticket includes breakfast and a seminar.

The 2019 Leading for Good Lake County is a collaborative initiative presented in partnership by Gorton Community Center and the 2019 Greater Good Project, The Lake County Community Foundation, and Northwestern Kellogg Executive Education, aimed at helping to build the nonprofit sector by cultivating and connecting local volunteer leaders with Lake County nonprofit organizations. It is a continuation of the 2017 Leading for good series.

Gorton’s Greater Good Project is generously supported by The Grainger Foundation.

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