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"The information I learned in Board Basics really helped me in deciding on which board I wanted to serve, what to look for and my legal responsibilities. I highly recommend it."

Jennifer Matney 
VP at UMB Financial Corporation

Board Development

Great boards make for great nonprofits. These programs develop leaders serving on boards, as well as strengthen the relationship between board and organization management. With programming ranging from basic board structure to strategic planning, your board and ultimately your nonprofit can work together for a greater impact.

Upcoming Programs for Board Members

Browse our full Programs Calendar for all upcoming Nonprofit Connect programs.

Custom Training for Boards

Did you know that Nonprofit Connect can bring board development training to you? As a leader in nonprofit capacity building in Kansas City, our customizable training programs can help you strengthen your board and meet your goals. Learn more here.

Signature Board Development Programs

Nonprofit Board Basics

This training provides new and aspiring board members an understanding of their role within the organization, an introduction to nonprofit governance concepts and a structure to ensure board viability. This is offered 2x per year.

The Board's Critical Role in Fundraising

One of our most popular programs, this interactive session explores nonprofit fundraising and the critically important role board members and other volunteers play in raising money to sustain nonprofits. This is offered on demand and as a customized training.

Board Recruitment Reconsidered

Learn to leverage best practices and discover innovative strategies to develop an engaged and effective board of directors. This is offered on demand and as a customized training.

Building a High Impact Board

Executive Directors and board members receive training on the realities and challenges inherent in nonprofit board governance, as well as tools to enhance and improve board performance. Separate workshops are offered for nonprofit executives and board members. This is offered on demand and as a customized training.

Board Chair Boot Camp

Nonprofit Connect's signature intensive for board chairs focuses on effective leadership and governance. Participants attain a solid grasp of skills and behaviors needed to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization. This is offered once per year, typically in December.

Thank you to our 2023 Board Development Sponsors