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CEN TRAINING | Recruiting & Retaining a High Performing Board | San Jose 7/10
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July 10, 2018 | -


Recruiting and Retaining a High Performing Board

Building Better Boards - How to find, recruit and engage great board members.



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




One thing is constant - our organizational needs and boards are always changing. An effective nonprofit board recognizes this (and plans for it!) by developing processes to ensure an ongoing, healthy board. In this workshop you will learn to match board recruiting strategies to your organization’s mission. We will explore tactics for effectively identifying what board talent your organization needs to achieve your impact goals, offer practical ways to find and develop these board candidates, and discuss strategies to keep them engaged once they’ve joined the board.  We recommend your ED and board member(s) attend this workshop together. 

Intended Audience: Nonprofit Board members and Executive Directors.


  • Learn the nine key steps to finding, recruiting, and engaging nonprofit board members
  • Identify ideas and resources for improving the composition and effectiveness of your board 
  • Leave with templates to board agreements and work plans to transform your board into a strategic asset
  • Develop a “recruiting map” to identify who you need on the board and how to find them (including LinkedIn and other recruiting tools) 


When: July 10th, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Sunnyvale Room)

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

Instructor: Jennifer Simmons



*Discounts Available


For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

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

Starting in September 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofits (staff & board) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's new nonprofit professional development workshops. Please APPLY HERE and receive a discount code on your registration.


For CEN Members:

Up to an additional 50% in scholarships is available to CEN members. Click HERE to check your organization's membership status and APPLY TO: CHRISTINE@CEN.ORG.


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