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: Long before Aly Sterling founded her eponymous consulting firm, she was solving the unique yet similar problems encountered by nonprofit organizations. Her decision to start her own business in 2007 was driven by two things: her belief in leadership as the single most important factor in organizational success and her determination to work with multiple causes at one time to scale societal change. Today, Aly manages the direction and growth of her firm while advising clients on the organizational challenges that affect their sustainability and mission success. In 2015, Aly led her firm to membership in The Giving Institute, an exclusive and highly respected professional organization for nonprofit consultants. The Giving Institute is best known for publishing the annual Giving USA report – and today she also serves on the Giving USA Foundation board. Aly’s expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning, search consultation and board leadership development for the well-positioned nonprofit. She is regularly sought for comment by trade and mainstream media, including the Chronicle of Philanthropy and U.S. News & World Report. She has contributed to publications of BoardSource and The Governance Institute, as well as the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and The Giving Institute. Her workshops and keynote presentations have been featured at the meetings of the National School Foundation Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a variety of foundations around the country. In 2020 she released a book about her experiences overcoming personal and professional barriers to becoming a female entrepreneur.
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Event Agenda

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