Board Training

Knowledgeable and engaged board members are crucial to the effective governance and successful performance of nonprofits.

Board Training and Events

Take advantage of the Area Foundation’s resources to enhance your board leadership.

Stay tuned for events events designed for nonprofit Board members, such as:

Board Governance Workshop

In this three-hour class, offered twice during the year, you will learn about effective board governance guidelines and what tools you can use to improve the board/organizational relationship. This class can be taken as a stand alone session, or you can take it as part of a series of workshops and earn a certificate through our General Nonprofit Management Certificate program.

Board Boot Camp

Nonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organization’s mission, finances and strategic direction. Whether you are new to nonprofit board service, or need a refresher course, this one-day workshop – offered on a Saturday — will provide you with the tools to help strengthen your board and ensure your organization’s success with an emphasis on governance and financial oversight responsibilities. 

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Board Day

An in-depth conference with a national expert, Board Day provides nonprofit and foundation board members with the tools to lead their organizations and enhance board governance.  Not offered annually.

Board Special Topics

A half-day conference that explores a special, relevant board topic that allows for learning, discussion and exploration.  Stay tuned for more information.

Board Training and Events

This organization offers an array of blogs, white papers and other nonprofit board resources.

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A resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. BoardSource supports a community of more than 90,000 individuals with customized diagnostics, live and virtual trainings, membership programs, and a comprehensive library of governance resources and publications that include original content.

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Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The Area Foundation is a proud partner of Candid’s Funding Information Network.

A statewide attorney referral program that provides free legal help to eligible nonprofit groups that cannot otherwise afford legal services, Texas CBAR connects volunteer attorneys with nonprofits that need assistance with transactional matters such as state incorporation, federal application for tax-exempt status, bylaws, contracts, internal policies, board compliance, and other matters that do not involve litigation.

Board Principles Effective Governance

Enrollment for Board Boot Camp is now open!

Learn about best practices and board responsibilities to strengthen your board and ensure your organization’s success.

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