CEN TRAINING | Recruiting and Retaining a High Performing Board | Online, 5/25
Registration Information
May 25, 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm




Recruiting and Retaining a High Performing Board

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



In response to COVID-19, CEN has moved all of our programs online, offering virtual training opportunities that merge fundamental best practices with crisis management resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer connections and support. Additionally, we're offering special discounts and payment plans to make these offerings increasingly accessible during this challenging time (details below).




About the Workshop

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: May 25th, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Online

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

Instructor: Jenn Torai


*Discounts & Payment Plans Available

In response to COVID-19, we are offering customized payment plans and have a limited number of scholarships available on a needs basis. Please email information@cen.org for details and to set up a personal payment plan.


Special Opportunity For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discounted Price: CEN Members - $40 | Non-members - $80

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!







Please note: Contact information for each registrant will be shared with the full class to promote connections among the cohort. If you would prefer that your information not be shared, please email information@cen.org about your preferences after completing your registration.

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