Virtual Workshops for Nonprofits

The Community Foundation is providing virtual workshops for local nonprofits to gather online and learn from one another as well as industry experts about ways to maximize their efforts and strengthen their work. These are FREE live virtual workshops where:

  • You can sign up for one or all available sessions by yourself or with your team;
  • you’ll participate in peer learning exercises with practical application; and
  • you’ll gain knowledge in-house from guest expert facilitators.

Look below for our current offerings!

Spring Training: Virtual Workshop Series for Nonprofits

Session 4 – New Perspectives, Strategies, and Resources for Building Your Board

Recruiting, engaging, and managing boards is a critical part of our work as nonprofit professionals. Great board members bring new perspectives, vision, talent, and relationships in support the mission and those served. We know that it takes a great deal of time, energy, and staff resources to engage, inform, and inspire board members. We also know that there can be challenges in these relationships. Let’s talk about the latest nonprofit and board trends in “Leading Practices,” tools to build great strong board partnerships, participation, and purpose, and utilize case studies to clarify roles and expectations

Laurie Ballard is the Founder and Principal of LMB Development Consulting, LLC. Laurie brings 25 years- of nonprofit management and leadership experience including strategic planning, capacity building, board governance and development, and strategic fundraising and communications, to nonprofits both in the Capital Region and throughout NYS. Laurie understands the challenges faced by nonprofit leaders in managing day to day operations, recruiting and retaining a qualified pool of staff and Board members, building relationships, and securing revenue. She has effectively developed tools and strategies in meeting these challenges.

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Past Workshop Recordings & Slides



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Emily Cote Building a Strong Nonprofit Brand

Lead Your Nonprofit with Vision

Level Up! Communications Planning

Level Up! Crisis Management