Get prepared for board service

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OnBoard prepares participants for service on nonprofit organizations’ boards of directors and introduces them to agencies that may benefit from their involvement.

Through OnBoard, individuals learn about the nonprofit sector and key topics and trends within it from CNM’s experts. Participants will walk away from the session understanding the purpose and leadership responsibilities of board members; the financial practices of nonprofits; and boards’ roles in the community as spokespeople and fundraisers.

Following the educational component, participants will complete a survey that identifies the issue areas they seek to address through service—from homeless to environmental protection.

For corporate, civic, or membership groups of 12 or more, multi-day OnBoard sessions may be scheduled at their place of meeting or business. The two-day session provides a more in-depth educational component that includes strategic planning.  Our partner, Hands On Nashville, will provide placement.

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For individual participants:

We also offer a one-day option for individuals wanting to learn more about how to be an effective board member. This option also includes an assessment and placement services from Hands On Nashville. Watch the Workshop Calendar for the next OnBoard session.