Applications are now being accepted by Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its winter 2024 Gulf Coast Board Institute.
Having graduated more than 400, the program is delivered through GCCF’s Invest in Incredible consultants to active and prospective nonprofit board members in the region.
The deadline to apply for the governance training series is Sunday, Dec. 10. The online application and overview for the program are available at GulfCoastCF.org.
“In this program, you will be given valuable resources, peer support and the opportunity to learn and thrive as a nonprofit board member,” said Invest In Incredible Director Betsy Steiner in a news release.
Training sessions will be held Fridays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2024, at GCCF’s Sarasota Philanthropy Center, 1549 State St. Topics will include fundamentals of nonprofit board governance; becoming an ambassador for your organization, financial and legal oversight responsibilities; fundraising and resource development; and how to create a diverse, highly functioning, and engaged board.
Participants will be selected through a competitive process with the intent of creating a cohort of diverse experiences. Gulf Coast provides all training and resources at no cost to participants in exchange for their commitment to serve as advocates for good board governance in current and future nonprofit board roles.
Applicants should be current, active board members at a nonprofit in the region, although prospective board members will also be considered. Applicants must sign a commitment to attend all four days of training if selected.