Board Chairs Academy - The ABCs of Developing a Nonprofit Board: Evolving a Board to Its Potential

Fri, Apr 5, 2024, 8:00 – 10:30 AM PDT
Zoom Online Meeting
Board Chairs Academy - The ABCs of Developing a Nonprofit Board: Evolving a Board to Its Potential

Governing an evolving organization requires an evolving board of directors. This Learning Lab will provide an overview of how to develop a dynamic board of directors with an evolving focus on diversity, inclusion, equity, and access. Discussions include the evolution of board development as an element of governance responsibilities, board assessments against an organizational picture of success, board recruitment strategies, board orientation, and effective board meetings.

Register for all the Board Chairs Academy Learning Labs here.

Board Chairs Academy is an online learning and virtual community experience to help board members of charitable organizations, associations and congregations excel at providing strategic governance to their favorite causes. Each Learning Lab is accompanied by a participant guide of handouts, readings and exercises, and features expert presentations as well as small and large group interaction for participants to share their learning.

The Board Chairs Academy is a suite of learning opportunities and consultation services designed to meet nonprofit boards where they are at. Introduced by Third Sector Company in 2006, over 500 organizations have participated in the United States and Canada.

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Third Sector Company, Inc. is committed to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as foundational to its programs.

We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all people; and we pledge our individual and organizational efforts to build respect, dignity, caring, and equitable treatment for all. As an organization, we are committed to transforming the world into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression, including but not limited to, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.

Thus, we aim to be adaptable, actively anti-racist, embracing cultural differences, and to be accessible for people who are differently resourced and differently abled. Since we do not want financial hardship to be a barrier to participation, there are several seats reserved in each of our fee-based programs for confidentially awarded scholarships. We encourage those from historically underserved communities to apply.


Patricia McCowan

Principal at Xanthus Nonprofit Consulting

Randy Brinson

Senior Strategist, Board Governance and Leadership Succession, Third Sector Company

Tim Kittleson


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