Date: Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2022 (both days)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (both days)
Location: Virtual using Zoom
Audience: Nonprofit leaders and board members
Fee: $75 per attendee

Workshop Description

From board care and feeding, to best practices, to development and fundraising – this two-day, online workshop offers tools to keep your board engaged, invested, and included. Attendees should plan to attend the sessions on both days.

Designed for nonprofit leaders and board members to attend together, this Learning Lab workshop will help participants explore the following:

Effective care and feeding of the board:

  • Board and staff roles and responsibilities
  • The importance of the board chair and executive director relationship
  • Board assessment
  • How to make the best use of your board meeting
  • Board governance

Board best practices:

  • The board’s fiduciary responsibility
  • The board’s role in policy development
  • Strategic planning
  • Board committee structures
  • Board administrative practices

How to engage board members in fundraising:

  • Preparing board members to make “the ask”
  • Involving board members in donor stewardship
  • Engaging board members in donor cultivation

And much more!

About the Presenters

Amy Owen, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and nonprofit management. For more than 10 years, she managed and directed fundraising programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy based in Harpers Ferry, WV. She became executive director of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation from 2001-2012. Amy has served as President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties since 2012.

Cris Wineinger, President of Wineinger & Associates, has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of fund raising and nonprofit management in Bermuda and the United States. Mrs. Wineinger’s clients include churches, private schools, environmental agencies, cultural organizations, social service providers and hospitals. Her consulting services encompass capital campaign management, annual fund campaigns, and strategic planning for nonprofits. In the last 25 years, Mrs. Wineinger has provided guidance to fundraising campaigns totaling more than $150 million.

Nicole Acosta, Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, has 18 years of experience in Loudoun’s nonprofit and human services sector, including experience as a nonprofit executive director and a board member. In her role at the Community Foundation, she administers the foundation’s grant making and oversees its nonprofit capacity building programming, including Nonprofit Academy, Social Impact Institute, Racial Equity Framework, Give Choose, and more.