NetworkPeninsula is coming full circle as it hosts its 100th Workshop at Legacy Hall on May 11, the same location where the first workshop was held in 2008 as NetworkWilliamsburg. At that time, Karen Dutro, Executive Director of then NetworkWilliamsburg, now NetworkPeninsula, rented just the small side room at Legacy Hall that barely seats 25. This time, the entire hall has been rented in the hopes of filling the room. "We are hoping to have a significantly larger audience for our workshop on May 11. It will be more than a workshop, it will be a celebration," says Dutro.
The topic of the 100th is "Building a Powerhouse Board." Jane Stein, workshop instructor, will show both staff and board members of local nonprofits how they can work together to ensure a productive Board made up of people who are committed to moving their organizations forward. Since 2008, workshops have focused on various topics related to the nonprofit sector, including fundraising, strategic planning, grant writing, marketing, and board development. "It always comes back to board development," claims Dutro. "Ensuring that our nonprofits have engaged Boards who better understand and embrace the roles, responsibilities, and rewards of serving is key to the ability of a nonprofit to remain sustainable," says Dutro. "That's why we are focusing on Boards for our 100th. We are committed to helping nonprofits create strong boards through Board Training classes and Board Development workshops such as this one."
The 100th workshop is presented by Drucker and Falk Real Estate, a supporter of many nonprofits on the Peninsula. It will be held from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Legacy Hall. Registration is free thanks to this sponsorship from Drucker and Falk. Lunch will be provided by Baker's Crust. Jane Stein, President of JPS Consulting, will share the skills and secrets to building, managing and keeping a Board of Directors who understand what it truly means to be a responsible member of a nonprofit Board. She will guide staff and board on what makes a board successful in the areas of mission, strategic planning, leadership, and resources; and monitoring and improving itself.
Since expanding to NetworkPeninsula in 2014, workshop locations have alternated between Thomas Nelson Workforce Center in Williamsburg and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News. Continuing education workshops are held throughout the year for nonprofit staff and volunteers, and have reached more than 230 nonprofits across the Peninsula.
For details and to register for this and other workshops, please visit www.NetworkPeninsula.org. All are welcome.
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