Sessions are held from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Envision, 610 N. Main, 3rd floor, Wichita. A light lunch will be provided. 

Members: $15 per session

Non-Members: $20 per session

The Board University series was developed to provide information and skills to both current board members and individuals that want to serve on a nonprofit board. It's also a great series for Executive Directors and staff that need to understand more about the roles and expectations of board members and how to keep them engaged. Those who attend all seven sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

January 8

Recruiting and Creating an Effective Nonprofit Board    

Learn how to conduct a gap analysis of your board, how to identify and recruit the right people to serve on your nonprofit board, and where you might find potential board members.

February 5

Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members and Officers 

Boards are only effective if board members understand their roles and responsibilities. Learn about the basic responsibilities of board members and officers & what you need to do to get them to commit and follow through, as well as the board chair's role in making this happen.

March 5

Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships    

It's important for the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive to work together well but for that to happen each needs to understand their roles and how they should complement one another. Learn how to create those strong working relationships.

April 2

Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Responsibilities     REGISTER

Board members that serve on nonprofit boards are legally responsible for the finances of the nonprofit organization. Learn about your financial responsibilities and how to adequately read those monthly financial statements so that you understand how the organization is performing financially.

May 7

Engaging the Nonprofit Board in Fundraising     REGISTER

Every nonprofit board member should be responsible for helping the organization to fundraise and there are many ways to get engaged in assisting with fundraising. Find out what nonprofit board members can be doing to assist and how to get them to do so.

June 4

Effectively Govern and Strategically Plan     REGISTER

Learn how to more effectively govern the organization and what role the board should have in planning for the short- and long-term future of the organization.

July 2

Evaluation and the Nonprofit Board     REGISTER

Evaluations of both the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive should happen annually. This session will provide insight on how this should be conducted and tools to conduct evaluations of both so you can set goals for each to improve performance.