CEN TRAINING | Recruiting & Retaining a High Performing Board | San Jose, 1/22
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January 22, 2020 | -


Recruiting and Retaining a High Performing Board

Build Better Boards! How to Find, Recruit, and Engage Great Board Members


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


Workshop Description

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 for 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: January 22nd, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: San Jose Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 (Mountain View Room)

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

Instructor: Illyasha Peete


*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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