Leadership Asheville’s ‘Board-Ready’ program returns April 24-25

Press release
from Leadership Asheville

With broad community support and praise, Leadership Asheville’s Board-Ready program is returning on April 24-25th at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The enhanced format offers a greater depth of study and discussion on the second day of the two-day program. Participants can elect to take a deep dive into one of two areas: building a communications strategy and its impact on fund development or developing outcome – oriented strategies and the financial management to support them for long-term sustainability. Consistent with previous programs, Board-Ready participants will learn about the lifecycle of nonprofits, the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, and overall best practices utilized by high functioning nonprofit boards.

Past Board –Ready participant David Hayes (LA 17) writes, “After years of serving on boards, I realized how little I truly understood about the roles and responsibilities of being a member of a non-profit board.”

Board-Ready is a 1.5-day program, designed to strengthen our community’s nonprofit organizations by providing individuals with the unique opportunity to acquire or hone the skills they need to be effective board members and share leadership with executive staff. While individual participation has great value, a team of Executive Director and Board Member can bring the most back to an organization.

Visit www.leadershipasheville.org to register for the program. Board-Ready is sponsored by McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. and Carter P.C. Accounting & Consulting.

We are especially pleased that expert consultant Steven Kallan will continue his role as facilitator of the Board-Ready program. Steve is an operations and organization development professional with over thirty-five years of experience in businesses, nonprofits, and higher education. He has led program design and evaluation, planning, board governance, fundraising, marketing, finance, human resources, and information systems and has served in senior corporate and nonprofit executive and board roles. Additional local nonprofit experts will contribute their expertise to the Board-Ready Program and will be announced shortly.

Leadership Asheville is dedicated to enhancing community leadership by developing, connecting, and mobilizing citizens throughout the region. Leadership Asheville is made possible through the generous support of its Strategic Partners: The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Mission Health System, and TD Bank and through our Community Partners, WCQS Radio and the Asheville Radio Group.

For more information on the organization and to register for Board-Ready, visit the Leadership Asheville website at www.leadershipasheville.org.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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