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HCCF to offer non-profit board training

HCCF to offer non-profit board training HCCF to offer non-profit board training

If you serve on or work with a non-profit board of directors, you may have a New Year’s resolution of becoming a better board member. You may want to further your organization’s mission, understand the responsibility and legal liability that comes with board service or just help the nonprofit you love be more effective.

The Harrison County Community Foundation has just the thing to help you achieve your non-profit board-related goals for 2022 and beyond.

The HCCF will have a non-profit board governance training session times in 2022: Saturday, Feb. 19; Tuesday, April 19; Saturday, Aug. 20; and Tuesday, Oct. 18. The sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Foundation’s conference room. Lunch will be provided.

Participants must attend the full day of training to earn a certificate of completion.

The cost of the training is $200, which will be refunded after certificate completion.

Leading the training sessions will be Ed Cortas, Center for Nonprofit Excellence vice president of Strategic Initiatives & Consulting.

Cortas has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 30 years, working with scores of non-profit organizations of all sizes in a range of areas, including board governance and engagement, strategic and operational planning, organizational assessment and development of organizational vision, mission and values. He has a certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource.

Participants will learn how boards of directors can best make decisions that steer the nonprofit’s work. They will also learn about legal duties and responsibilities of board members and how they are accountable to the Internal Revenue Service, the state Attorney General and the communities they serve.

Nonprofits that apply for grant funding through the Harrison County Community Foundation are required to have at least one current board member who has completed an HCCF-approved non-profit board governance training program. Besides this requirement, the HCCF encourages non-profit board and staff members to take advantage of this training opportunity to improve their nonprofits.

For more information or to sign up for the board training opportunity, contact Sarah Travis, HCCF office manager, at 812-738-6668 or by email at [email protected] or register online at