Deadline Approaching: 2024 Gulf Coast Board Institute

We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2024 Gulf Coast Board Institute (GCBI). The online application and overview for the program are available here. This high-demand program is delivered through our Invest in Incredible consultants to active and prospective nonprofit board members in the Gulf Coast region. The deadline to apply for this governance training series is December 22. Thus far, over 400 individuals have graduated from Gulf Coast Board Institute.

“If you are looking for a comprehensive, interactive, educational, deep dive experience on becoming a better board member, Gulf Coast’s Board Institute is for you. In this program, you will be given valuable resources, peer support, and the opportunity to learn and thrive as a nonprofit board member,” said Invest In Incredible Director Betsy Steiner.

The group will participate in training experiences on the following Fridays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2024 at our Sarasota Philanthropy Center, 1549 State Street, Sarasota. Topics will include fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, becoming an ambassador for your organization, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, fundraising and resource development, and how to create a diverse, highly functioning, and engaged board. The training is led by certified consultants who are part of Gulf Coast’s Invest in Incredible nonprofit capacity-building initiative.

Participants will be selected through a competitive process with the intent of creating a group of individuals with a variety of experiences. Gulf Coast provides all training and resources at no cost to participants in exchange for their commitment to serve as advocates for good board governance in current and future nonprofit board roles. Applicants are encouraged to be current, active board members at a nonprofit in the region, although prospective board members will also be considered.

Because of strong demand for this high-quality training opportunity, applicants also must sign a commitment that they will attend all four days of training if selected.

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