Strong Nonprofits Start with Strong Boards
The Board Leadership Institute prepares philanthropic community members for service on the boards of directors of local nonprofit organizations.
Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Build a UNITED Denton County
Each Board Leadership Institute training is designed and presented by industry experts to provide participants with a deep understanding of opportunities and challenges in the Denton County community, along with the tools needed to shape and govern a successful 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Benefits of Participating in the Board Leadership Institute
Meet other civic-minded professionals from a variety of sectors
Learn about the issues facing our community from experts in the field
Gain the skills needed to successfully serve on a nonprofit board
Board Leadership Institute Curriculum
September - November
2021 sessions (Dates/Topics subject to change); All classes held IN-PERSON from 4-7 p.m.; Location: TBD with 5 sessions in north Denton County and 5 sessions in south Denton County; No more than two (2) absences allowed to receive certification:
Mon, Sept 20: TX Nonprofit Overview; Needs Assessment; Advocacy
Mon, Sept 27: Parliamentary Procedure; Governance & Fiduciary Responsibility
Mon, Oct 4: Board Operations/Development
Mon, Oct 11: Strategic/Scenario Planning & Outcome Assessment
Mon, Oct 18: Asset-Based Community Development/Racial Equity in Nonprofits
Mon, Oct 25: Finance & Audit
Mon, Nov 1: Resource Development & Fundraising; Marketing
Mon, Nov 8: Conflict Resolution
Mon, Nov 15: Board Meeting Observation; Chair Q&A
January TBD: Graduation & Certificate Presentation
Board Leadership Institute Application & Fee
The application for the Fall 2021 class is now open. All applicants must complete an application form. Classes will be held in-person. No more than two (2) absences allowed to receive certification.
All class participants must live, work, or volunteer in Denton County. Deadline to complete the application below is 5:00 PM CDT on August 20, 2021. Applicants will be notified of selection by September 1, 2021.
The fee for the program is $100, due by September 17, 2021 for selected participants.
(Fill in ALL requested information, except where indicated as "optional.")