June 15: The Right Board Member

Great boards do not happen accidentally – they are designed strategically and with purpose. Do you have the right people seated at your board table? What perspectives, skills and abilities are missing? What other qualities do you need in a board member? This session explores the key steps to attracting/identifying, engaging, and retaining board members. With stronger board leadership, you will be poised for board productivity and meaningful engagement with your mission.

We will cover practical ways and key components of:

  • Identifying and attracting the right people for the current needs of your organization.
  • Designing robust board member orientation, on-boarding and ongoing development.
  • Enhancing continual board engagement through meaningful projects.


Heather Gallant, Aly Sterling Philanthropy advisor, is a successful nonprofit leader with expertise in founder-leader transitions, strategic problem-solving during times of uncertainty and organizational change processes.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

7:30 a.m.
    Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Board Development and Engagement Workshop
12:00 p.m.  Lunch (included)
1:00 p.m.    Board Development and Engagement Workshop
3:00 p.m.   End

Christiana Creek Country Club
116 W Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514

Each participating organization must have at least two representatives.
$25 per organization (2 people included)
$15 for additional participants

Leaders, staff and board members from nonprofit organizations serving Elkhart County.



Questions? Contact Justine Lightfoot at [email protected] or 574-295-8761.