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Our expanded education training program...

is YOUR opportunity to create a platform for sustainability for your organization.  As a nonprofit leader or board chair/member, this program will provide you with insights to help you navigate the challenges associated with running a sustainable nonprofit organization.  Whether it is building and engaging your board, strategically planning including succession planning, developing your staff and/or raising the funds you need to be sustainable, there will be great learnings for you from these sessions. Our faciliators for the prorgam are Dr. Laura Otten and Deb Stellato. 

Developing a Sustainable (and effective) Board of Directors

This program is designed to empower organizations to cultivate effective, engaged, and dynamic boards that drive mission success and organizational growth. Over the course of three interactive sessions, participants will explore key aspects of board assessment, development, and strategic planning tailored to their organization's unique needs. It is for 2 participants from an organization to attend together, the Executive Director/Nonprofit leader and a member of their Board Executive Team. Information session and dates coming soon!

Session One: Virtual platform - Presentation: Assessing your board; levels of engagement; board development and growth; ensuring the right people on the bus.

Session Two: Virtual platform - Ask the Expert / Peer to peer learning; specific input and feedback on your organization; understand what is working/what is holding your organization back.

Session Three: In Person Working Session:  Assessing your board; the who, the why and who is missing; Defining board roles and expectations; Meeting formats and levels of engagement; Board development plan.

Program cost: $600 for 2 participants to attend all 3 sessions


Learn More about our Facilitators


Previous topics:

5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Board Development & Engagement

Staff Development & Growth

Strategic Planning

Cultivating Donors & Sustainable Financial Planning

Succession Planning

Ask the Experts Session


Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors:




Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 25 West 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, 610-807-0336,

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