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Boards in Gear: Unlocking the Why, What, Who and How of Nonprofit Boards

Featuring Nancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits

Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:00-8:00pm
Holiday Inn Express
730 NW Liberty Place
Chehalis, WA 98532

Presented by The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound in collaboration with Washington Nonprofits and United Way of Lewis County

Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. They move forward an organization’s mission, and they steward the assets and relationships of that organization to keep it out of harm. Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues.

This interactive, hands-on training training will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. We will use Washington Nonprofit’s “Board Action Map” to leave organizations with an actionable list of ways to improve their practice. This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time.


Nancy BaconNancy Bacon, Director of Learning, Washington Nonprofits Nancy leads the development and implementation of Washington Nonprofits’ professional development programs. Nancy received a B.A. in Economics and German Literature from Swarthmore College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. She created and directed the World Affairs Council’s award-winning Global Classroom program and has worked with a range of small organizations as they developed their capacity and community to better serve their mission. Nancy led the team creating Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN) in 2014 and is excited to turn her attention to Boards this year.

COST: $10, light dinner included


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Community Wealth Building

Keynote Speaker Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and provided a catalyst for future conversations during his presentation on March 17th in Olympia, Washington, available here in Powerpoint format.

He framed the context and described the elements of “Community Wealth Building.”   Ted Howard also shared examples of wealth building strategies by worker owned cooperatives and anchor institutions from around the country. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound sponsored the event to explore new ways of approaching economic development.  Other sponsors included Enterprise for Equity, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, The Thurston Asset Building Coalition, and the Thurston Economic Development Council.

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