Up first is “Board Culture and Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Building and Fostering and Engaged Board of Directors” on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. The panel will feature a diverse range of nonprofit leaders who can speak to the challenges and opportunities of building and fostering an engaged board of directors: Brandy Bean, Development Director of Neighbor Up Brevard; Grenita Brooks, Executive Director of the International Mentoring Society; Rob Rains, President of United Way of Brevard; and Keith Winsten, Executive Director of Brevard Zoo.
“Organizations that have engaged and dynamic boards have a real advantage in terms of community reach, influence, and capacity. We decided this subject was a great way to kick off the council’s new programming,” wrote Conroy-Baiter.
The second installment of the Nonprofit Council in May will cover fundraising, and in August, attendees will discover ways to get “grant-ready.” Anne and Casey are reserving the final meeting of the year for a topic selected by members of the Nonprofit Council. “We learned in 2020 that the ability to pivot was essential to nonprofit survival. Our plan is to send a survey mid-year to gauge what topic would be most needed for our nonprofit members looking into the fall,” said Conroy-Baiter.