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Introduction to Board Service

February 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm EST

Introduction to Board Service

We’re online! This workshop will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email before the event.

A course covering the foundational learning that is key to serving effectively on a board

Board service can be an immensely satisfying undertaking. While passion and commitment often lead people to serve on nonprofit boards, having the technical skills to be effective is critical to helping an organization succeed.

This 3-hour session is designed for those interested in board service or looking to strengthen and refresh their knowledge and skills, as well as to help executive directors more effectively work with their boards.

Following the session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core functions, legal and other responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors.
  • Understand governance structures and how to apply them.
  • Identify common challenges and related strategies facing nonprofit boards.


Individual Price: $99
Group Price (2 or more): $84 per person
Current GVSU faculty/staff/students: $25

Facilitators: Mandy Sharp Eizinger & Leslie Starsoneck
Deadline to Register: Tuesday, January 26

Note: This session will serve as a prerequisite to our new series on Board Leadership, a monthly cohort learning opportunity.

Photo: Mandy Sharp Eizinger
Mandy Sharp Eizinger, M.S., is a program manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Mandy brings to her role training in Gallup Strengths Coaching and a people-centered approach to developing individuals and programs to make meaningful and measurable impact. Learn more about Mandy.

Photo: Leslie Starsoneck
Leslie Starsoneck, M.S.W., is the director of learning services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In this role, she oversees the center’s educational and professional development offerings for foundation and nonprofit practitioners. Learn more about Leslie.


February 2, 2021
1:30 pm–4:30 pm EST
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