Community Boardbound is a board-readiness program for women inspired to serve on non-profit boards.
Being part of a non-profit board gives you the opportunity to apply your talents to make a meaningful difference.
It’s good for your career, good for your heart and good for the world.
But securing a board seat and successfully serving on a non-profit board require a specific set of competencies, knowledge and strategies. Let Community Boardbound help you skillfully and confidently step into board service.
Series of expert-led workshops that prepare women to skillfully step into non-profit board service
Networking with women passionate about doing good
Opportunities throughout the three-month program to connect with leaders of non-profit organizations
A certificate awarded to participants completing the program
Cost: $200 for all six sessions if register before August 14, 2019. $250 if register after August 14th. Alternatively, you may attend a single workshop for $50.
Locations: Leading non-profit institutions across Denver host the sessions at their locations.
“Community Boardbound was interesting, engaging and extremely helpful. I especially enjoyed the variety of speakers and getting to know my fellow participants–a diverse group of very capable and committed women. I now feel well-prepared to assist both the nonprofit organizations I serve!”
Lucy Strong, Community Boardbound participant
“The outstanding Community Boardbound faculty provides unique, comprehensive and insightful training for any woman who aspires to serve on a nonprofit board.”
Mary Ricketson, J.D., Dean Emerita, University of Denver, College of Law
2019 Session is complete. Look for announcement of next session in Summer 2020.
See topics covered in 2019 program.
|Wed., Aug. 28, 2019||Types of Boards and Commissions / Board Governance & Ethics|
|Wed., Sept. 11, 2019||Finding Your Passion / Strategic Planning / Promoting Mission & Fundraising|
|Wed., Sept. 25, 2019||Communications Skills & Styles / Developing Your Personal Brand / Risk Management & Cybersecurity|
|Wed., Oct. 9, 2019||Leadership Skills & Styles / Fiduciary Responsibility / Financial Statements & Filings|
|Wed., Oct. 23, 2019||Non-Profit Leader Roundtable: Perspectives on Board Leadership|
|Wed., Nov. 6, 2019||Interviewing for a Board Position / Non-Profit Meet & Greet|
Source: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University
The classes are held at leading non-profit institutions throughout the central Denver metropolitan area.
The cost for all six sessions of the 2019 program is $200 if registered by August 14th and $250 after August 14th (or you may attend a single session for $50). Scholarship opportunities do exist if the session cost is a prohibitive factor. To learn more email: Boardbound@womensleadershipfoundation.org
Participants completing all of the sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion demonstrating their commitment to obtaining a community board position.
Yes! Our program is designed to provide you exposure to non-profit leaders at each session and a Meet & Greet exercise held during the last session. Additionally, organizations frequently contact us to source candidates for their openings.
Community Boardbound is the premier program of its kind in Colorado. It is offered by Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation, a leading non-profit dedicated to opening more corporate and community board positions to women. We envision a world where women and men are leading side by side, lifting companies and communities to greatness.