2018 Nonprofit Staff and Board Workshop

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2018 Nonprofit Staff and Board Workshop

September 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title: Driving Progress and Partnership through Board Governance

Where: Banquet Room,Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501

Cost: FREE

Contact: Wendy Skellenger | wendy@hutchcf.org | 620-663-5293

Hutchinson Community Foundation, in an effort to increase nonprofit capacity in Reno County, is pleased to welcome Nancy Jackson and Jenna Goodman of Generous Change to Hutchinson to present a workshop on board governance for nonprofit staff and board members. The session will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 in the Banquet Room at the Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson.

We believe nonprofits are humanity in action—the only organizations created solely to make our world better. Staff and boards show up with heart, soul, intelligence and determination to do something truly extraordinary. But the path isn’t always clear. This hands-on, half-day workshop will cover:

  • Roles for board and staff
  • Strategic plans, including theory of change and core messaging
  • Bylaw basics and committees
  • Succession planning
  • Hiring, firing and annual review of CEO/ED
  • Fundraising and giving
  • Self-assessment

The workshop will include experiential learning and actionable takeaways, with multiple fifteen-minute hands-on exercises and plenty of time for questions and conversation between brief, lively presentations.

Each workshop participant will be provided with a workbook that includes each exercise, access to electronic versions of all worksheets for future use, and a one-month, no-charge membership to Fundraisers’ Monthly, including full access to the resource library.

Together, we will enlarge understanding, remove obstacles to progress, and facilitate deeper board/staff partnership. You will leave with tools to drive your nonprofit forward.

Check in will start at 7:30 a.m., with a light breakfast and coffee provided. The workshop will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

About Generous Change

Nancy Jackson and Jenna Goodman bring a combined 25 years of nonprofit leadership and have personally raised over $70 million for arts, education and environment as staff and volunteers. They don’t just teach fundraising, they do it, actively and ambitiously.

Nancy began her development career at the Music Center of Los Angeles County, where she coordinated the efforts of the premier women’s support organization. After graduate school and ten years acquiring and shaping scholarly books at the University Press of Kansas, she moved to KU Endowment as development director for the Spencer Museum of Art. In 2007, Nancy left KU to found and lead the award-winning Climate & Energy Project (CEP), which was featured on the front page of the New York Times. Nancy returned to KU Endowment in 2010 as Team Lead for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, where she designed and executed a successful three-year, $38 million capital campaign for the Earth, Energy & Environment Center. In January, she began a one-year term as the Simons Public Humanities Fellow at KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities, where she is completing a project on publicly engaged scholarship and writing a book on impact philanthropy.

Jenna started her twelve-year fundraising career at the University of Central Missouri after selling a successful coffee shop she bought in college. She spent ten years raising tens of millions for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU Endowment, where she created best-in-class training for new development professionals. Employees trained under her rubric were effective months more swiftly than in the past and have remained successful and engaged. Jenna also worked closely with new dean Carl Lejuez to prepare him for fundraising and co-create fundable initiatives following Far Above. Together, they partnered with donors across the country to raise millions of dollars for new college initiatives, including the Research Excellence Fund, the Cofrin-Logan Center for Addiction Research & Training, and the Birenboim-Green Prize, a $10 million endowment to create an international prize for biochemistry/chemical biology research.


September 20, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wendy Skellenger


The Cosmosphere
1100 N. Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501 United States
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