Start 2022 strong by registering for nonprofit board training

Start 2022 strong by registering for nonprofit board training
January 31, 2022 / 5 mins read

If you serve on or work with a nonprofit board of directors, you may have a New Year’s resolution of becoming a better board member. You may want to further your organization’s mission, understand the responsibility and legal liability that comes with board service, or just help the nonprofit you love be more effective.

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) has just the thing to help you achieve your nonprofit board-related goals for 2022 and beyond. HCCF will hold a nonprofit board governance training session four different times in 2022. The dates are Saturday, February 19, Tuesday, April 19, Saturday, August 20, and Tuesday, October 18. The sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Foundation’s conference room. Lunch will be provided.

Participants must attend the full day of the training to earn a certificate of completion. The cost of the training is $200, which will be refunded after certificate completion.

The training session will be led by Ed Cortas, Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Consulting. Ed has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years, He has worked with scores of nonprofit organizations of all sizes in a range of areas, including board governance and engagement, strategic and operational planning, organizational assessment, and development of organizational vision, mission, and values. He holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource.

Participants will learn how boards of directors can best make decisions that steer the nonprofit’s work. They will also learn about legal duties and responsibilities of board members, and how they are accountable to the Internal Revenue Service, the state Attorney General and the communities they serve.

Nonprofits that apply for grant funding through HCCF are required to have at least one current board member who has completed an HCCF-approved nonprofit board governance training program. Besides this requirement, HCCF encourages nonprofit board and staff members to take advantage of this training opportunity to improve their nonprofits.

For more information or to sign up for the board training opportunity, contact Sarah Travis, Office Manager, at 812-738-6668 or, or register online at