Gulf Coast Board Institute Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

Gulf Coast Board Institute

Gulf Coast is now accepting applications for the Summer 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute. The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for active nonprofit board members is May 17. The online application is available here.

Gulf Coast will select up to 20 applicants to participate. The group will meet four consecutive Fridays from July 12 to August 2, covering topics such as the fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, and how to create a highly functioning and engaged board. Participants will be selected through a competitive process with the intent of creating a group of individuals with a variety of experiences.

“I’d be hard-pressed to name a more important investment that Gulf Coast can make in our community than strengthening board governance at our region’s nonprofits,” said Mark S. Pritchett, President and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “This Board Institute has become so popular with volunteers in our community that we have to offer multiple sessions each year.”

The Board Institute is part of Gulf Coast's Invest in Incredible initiative, which provides a range of programs and resources to help build the capacity of the foundation's nonprofit partners.

Gulf Coast provides all Board Institute 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 must be currently active board members at a nonprofit in the region to be considered.

Because of intense demand for this high-quality training opportunity, applicants also must sign a commitment that they will attend all four days of training if selected. Links to the online application and statement of commitment form can be found here.


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