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The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is pleased to offer a 3-day “Together in the Sandbox” workshop that will focus on the critical and often overlooked aspect of nonprofit administration—board development. The workshop will address the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and will explore:

  • The importance of board development in the context of establishing roles and responsibilities, as well as setting goals and expectations for board members.
  • How to recruit for appropriate representation as well as for the skills and experience required for governance so that the board reflects the constituency that the nonprofit is meant to serve and is effective in implementing its mission.
  • How to empower board members to be effective fundraisers for the nonprofit by helping them identify their specific role in the development process.
  • The relationship between nonprofit boards and staff, both in traditional nonprofits with or without a staff team funded by the non profit, as well as in non traditional nonprofits that are staffed by public agency staff.
  • Real-life examples of the dynamics in each of these situations and specific governance recommendations that will help the organization accomplish its mission effectively in any of these situations.
  • Recommendations on practices and procedures that will ensure that the relationship between board and staff is productive and is consistently in support of the organization’s mission.
  • Ways to evaluate board performance to encourage engagement and results.

Dates and Times

September 26 – 28, 2023, 2:00 -3:30 p.m. Central 

Zoom (details will be sent closer to the date of the workshop)

$89 (early bird ends Sept. 15)
$99 (regular)

Fee covers all three days of the workshop.

Use code WORKSHOP15 for an additional 15% off!