This board development workshop is designed to deliver a real-life education that empowers nonprofit leaders to govern successfully in an era of fast-paced change and opportunity.

This workshop offered by The Learning Center is for leaders of nonprofit organizations in Elkhart County or those serving Elkhart County.

Participants in this session will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the board’s purpose, roles and responsibilities.
  • Learn a new framework for board recruitment, orientation, evaluation, policies and procedures.
  • Be able to practice a higher, more effective level of board engagement.

About our speaker:

Emily Croak, vice president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy, is an experienced coach and facilitator with a passion for helping clients discern their strengths and weaknesses and connect their vision with clear and actionable strategies.

Her work at ASP has been focused on leading large-scale fundraising campaigns and first-of-their-kind engagements for one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. At the same time, she has helped a variety of nonprofits develop annual fund programs and major gift strategies that strengthen relationships with stakeholders and raise more money.

Emily is a regular presenter of fundraising and board governance workshops and has facilitated salon dinners – events that bring industry leaders together for directed conversation about social impact topics – around the nation.

Before coming to ASP, Emily worked for a national leader in skilled nursing services. There, while managing employee engagement and leadership programs, she developed an understanding of the psychological side of business – how to marry employees’ interests with best practices and leadership skills to further an organization’s mission.

Today her clients have the benefit of this perspective, and she relishes the opportunity to help them become the better versions of themselves.

Emily is a graduate of the University of Toledo and serves on the board of the Ballet Theatre of Toledo.

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The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is focused on improving the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.