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Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Trainings


Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance

We are partnering with Propel Nonprofits of the Twin Cities to bring their “Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance” workshop to La Crosse. This workshop is offered regularly through their website for $75, and we are proud to offer it to La Crosse area community members free of charge.

Dates

March 17 & 24 from 8:30 AM – 10 AM (Virtual)
Please note, the workshop is two parts. Attendees must attend both 90 minute sessions.

What to expect from the workshop

After completing the “Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance” workshop, you will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and more knowledge about your role. You will learn typical board responsibilities and explore the nuances of board authority and relationships. Participants take home Propel’s Nonprofit Board Governance workbook, which includes the Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations. Unchanged: After completing the “Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance” workshop, you will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and more knowledge about your role. You will learn typical board responsibilities and explore the nuances of board authority and relationships. Participants take home Propel’s Nonprofit Board Governance workbook, which includes the Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations.

About the presenter, Elizabeth Appel

“I come to Propel Nonprofits with 10 years of training, technical assistance, and program development experience in service-learning, curriculum development, youth leadership, and asset-based community development. I believe in the power of a well-framed question, that all participants have something to learn and something to offer at every training, and that (almost) any problem can be solved with flip charts and sticky notes.

I have a B.A. in political science and economics from Luther College. In my free time, you’ll find me listening to podcasts about politics and reality television, refining my recipe for the perfect roast chicken, and drinking the best cup of coffee I can find (often all at the same time).” – Elizabeth Appel

Who should sign up?

While this training is open to all, it is designed for those new to serving on a board or those who are contemplating joining a board. Unchanged: While this training is open to all, it is designed for those new to serving on a board or those who are contemplating joining a board.

Registration

Registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Please register only if you can attend both sessions in the workshop as space is limited. Please register by emailing Office Manager Sherry Beames the workshop dates you’d like to attend: sherry@laxcommfoundation.com


A sneak peak of what’s coming in 2023:

  1. Nonprofit Financials Back by popular demand, LCF’s own finance director, Erin Belby, will offer two separate three-part workshops for both nonprofit execs and board members in 2023. She’ll explain financial oversight responsibilities, how to read financial statements, and more!
  2. Strategic Planning Training Local strategic planning experts Peter Hughes and Nicole Van Ert will host this in-demand workshop
  3. IT Emergencies: What Orgs Can do to Prevent Them
  4. Fundamentals of Nonprofit Board Governance– this popular Propel Nonprofits course is offered twice per year at no cost to participants ($75 value). We anticipate hosting this two-part workshop in March and October of 2023.

Let us know what you’d like to learn! If you have ideas of educational topics you’d like covered, email Jamie Schloegel at jamie@laxcommfoundation.com.