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Introduction to Board Service

April 25 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm EDT

Foundational learning to help you serve 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.

Following this four-hour session, you 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: $199
Group Rate (4+ persons from the same organization): $159 per person
Current GVSU students/staff/faculty: $25

Instructor: Tamela Spicer
Format: Virtual
Register by: April 24

Who should attend this course?
This workshop is designed for people interested in board service or those looking to strengthen and refresh their knowledge and skills, as well as to help executive directors more effectively work with their boards.

Please Note: This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available to registrants after the live session.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

Photo: Tamela Spicer
Tamela Spicer, M.A., is a senior program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. As a member of our learning services team, she guides sector leaders and organizations in discovering how they can work within their own ecosystems to create community change grounded in justice and belonging. Learn more about Tamela.


April 25
1:00 pm–5:00 pm EDT
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