CEN TRAINING | Nonprofit Board Essentials | Milpitas, 12/5
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December 5, 2019 | -


Nonprofit Board Essentials

An Orientation to the Basic Roles and Responsibilities of Board Service


"The presentation was well organized and informative.  It gave our board vital information regarding policies, procedures, and how we can create and maintain a healthy board."

- Sharon Clark, Ph.D. 


Discounts available for Santa Clara County nonprofits. (Details Below)



Workshop Description

Most nonprofit board members never receive an orientation to their basic roles and responsibilities. As a result, you have amazing volunteers who want to help but don’t know how and staff that doesn’t understand why their board doesn’t do more. In this workshop, we will go over the 10 basic responsibilities of board service and will explore ways for nonprofit board members to maximize support of the organization's mission.

Intended Audience: Current board members, executive directors, and anyone wanting to learn more about nonprofit board service


  • Learn what it means to be a nonprofit board member and define your individual commitment
  • Gain a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards
  • Learn how to  move your board beyond basic oversight to governance as leadership.


When: December 5th, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Milpitas Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 600 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Room #2) 

Cost*: CEN Members - $75 | Non-members - $150

Instructor: Jennifer Simmons 



"Very informative and effective program. Much bang for the time and money!"

- Cathy Daigle


*Discounts Available

For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discounted Price: CEN Members - $20 | Non-members - $40

Thanks to ongoing funding from the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofit professionals (staff & board members of organizations located in or serving the Santa Clara County population) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's nonprofit professional development workshops. Thank you, Applied Materials Foundation, for providing local organizations access to needed training so that we can all deepen our community impact!






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