Serving on the board of a local nonprofit may be one of the most important, under-recognized volunteer actions in any community. Nonprofit board members guide community organizations, support their work, and help them achieve their mission. The Cook Family Foundation seeks to strengthen Shiawassee-based nonprofit organizations, and thus we support the work of nonprofit boards through our Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.
Recently, we held a survey contest to gain the ideas of board members about what they wanted to know more about. The 119 board members that responded identified three top concerns:
- Fund Development, to raise more support for their nonprofit
- Technology, to be able to respond to the changing times
- Effective Board Meetings, to make the most of their time together
In response to this survey, the Cook Family Foundation will be sponsoring two workshops from our partner, the Nonprofit Network. These will be held October 22 and November 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Baker College Welcome Center, with refreshments provided. The first workshop is entitled Board Governance in the Digital Age; the second will be about Building a Better Board. More details will be available soon, but reserve the dates now.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey; your feedback was very valuable. Thank you for serving the community through your nonprofit board.