Lead with purpose.

Central Indiana’s Premier Nonprofit Board Training Program

Serving on a nonprofit board can be rewarding, but are you equipped to lead with purpose?

The Lead with Purpose training series prepares individuals to apply their skills, interests, and experiences in effective nonprofit board service.

Participants completing this eight-session, interactive, virtual series will:

  • Be prepared to lead in the nonprofit boardroom
  • Receive tools for immediate use
  • Gain access to continued board support and resources through a LinkedIn Lead with Purpose Alumni group
  • Be invited to quarterly  “Ask an Expert” virtual sessions with a BoardSource Certified Nonprofit Board Consultant from Hedges

This training series is designed for individuals new to or interested in nonprofit board service, seasoned board members looking to further enhance their impact as a board member, and those preparing for board leadership in officer and committee chair roles.

All are interactive, virtual sessions from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm ET.

This series is brought to you by Presenting Sponsors Katz, Sapper & Miller and Faegre Drinker, and Supporting Sponsor First Person.

Cost: $400 for the series of eight 90-minute trainings

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Check out session and registration information below.

Nonprofit Fundamentals

August 12, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose are informed and equipped. Most people know nonprofits make our communities stronger, but few people know how they operate. In this session, individuals will learn the purpose and characteristics of nonprofit organizations, how they are structured, governed, and funded, and the unique role they play in society.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on August 11.

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Choosing Your Cause

August 26, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose share a passion for their cause. Did you know there are over 1,900 nonprofit organizations in Central Indiana? In this session, individuals interested in serving on a nonprofit board will explore their personal passions and learn how and where to find meaningful board service opportunities in their community.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on August 25.

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10 Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

September 14, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose know their role. In this session, individuals looking to better understand the responsibilities of board service will learn the essential accountabilities of the nonprofit board in alignment with leading practices.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on September 13.

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Effective Staff and Board Roles

September 23, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose work as a team. In this session, individuals seeking to maximize the strengths and effectiveness of executive and board leadership will learn the complementary yet distinct roles that staff and board members play in nonprofit organizations.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on September 22.

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Building a Thriving Board

October 6, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose govern with excellence.  In this session, individuals looking to improve the composition and functionality of a nonprofit board will learn best practices in recruitment, onboarding, and rotation in alignment with an organization’s mission.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on October 5.

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Setting Vision and Strategy

October 20, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose plan with vision and strategy. In this session, individuals looking to understand the board’s responsibility in setting vision and planning for a sustainable future will learn the four essential pillars of nonprofit organizational health and how to apply strategic planning best practices in each.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on October 19.

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Fundraising Essentials for Board Members

November 4, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose aren’t afraid to fundraise. In this session, individuals looking to fulfill the fundraising responsibilities of nonprofit board membership will learn successful ways to engage in the four-part fundraising process.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on November 3.

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Activating Board Committees

November 18, 2021 from 10:30am – 12:00pm ET, with an optional 30-minute Q&A from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

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Boards that lead with purpose empower high-performing committees.  In this session, individuals seeking to maximize productivity through board committees will learn common structures and leading practices for effective committee functionality and leadership.

Cost: $60 for one 90-minute training. Registration for this session is open until noon on November 17.

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