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Learn How to Select, Train Your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors

Mar 10

Sandra dalesNonprofit management guru Sandra Dales will be providing valuable information about creating a board of directors during a free seminar Thursday, March 16, offered through Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center.

Does my nonprofit organization need a board of directors? How many people should be on the board? Should the board divide into committees or not? How often should the board meet? Dales will answer these questions and more during the seminar.

“Selecting and Training Your Board of Directors,” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Honeycutt Center in Laurinburg.

Dales, a 20-plus-year veteran of nonprofit management, has seen many board directors who have great intentions but seem to lack the knowledge on how they can best assist the organization.

“Although nonprofit boards of directors are different in size, scope and implementation, every board should have the same, basic tenets as a foundation,” Dales said. “This seminar will cover those basic tenets that every working board should have in their arsenal.”

During this seminar, participants will learn how to initiate, implement, and sustain their board of directors. They will learn how to properly call a board meeting and how to properly conduct a board meeting.

To register for the free seminar, go online to; email or contact Deborah Hardison, director, at (91) 410-1687. Pre-registration is preferred but, walk-ins are welcome.

The Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training and resource information. This seminar is part of the “Nonprofit Thursdays” Certificate Series. Each session of the series will be held on the third Thursday of each month. Complete six sessions in a calendar year (Jan. 1- Dec. 31) and receive a Nonprofit Training Certificate of completion.