Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 9 a.m. –Noon
Registration is Closed for this Workshop.
Half-Day Workshop Rate: $80
About This Session: When faced with the pressing challenges of managing a nonprofit’s board of directors, auxiliary boards can often be overlooked as a powerful opportunity to contribute to and strengthen your organization. But auxiliary boards (advisory groups, junior boards, young professionals boards, etc.) can be a strong group of organizational champions and supporters—contributing to resource development and awareness and providing strategic direction and a leadership pipeline for the organization. This workshop will focus on the nuts and bolts of forming, structuring, and enhancing auxiliary boards for nonprofit organizations. Come prepared to develop a plan for building or enhancing an auxiliary board for your organization through interactive learning and the examination of real life case examples.
Audience: Anyone Interested in Creating an Auxiliary Board
About the Speaker: Laura Zumdahl, Ph.D., is the Vice President, Nonprofit Services at Donors Forum, the premier resource for networking and education, information and knowledge, and leadership and advocacy on behalf of philanthropy and nonprofits in Illinois. Laura provides leadership to Donors Forum's capacity-building efforts to strengthen nonprofits in the sector and cross-sector collaboration work. Prior to joining Donors Forum, Laura served in a variety of leadership roles in the nonprofit sector in legal aid, higher education, and child welfare. Laura also teaches courses in social work and nonprofit administration. She was named a 2010 Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Fellow by the Chicago Community Trust. She is a Big Sister volunteer and serves as chair of the board of the Cornerstone Children’s Learning Center in Chicago.
Laura earned a B.A. in Sociology from Trinity Christian College; a M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration; and a Ph.D. in Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. You can follow her on Twitter: @LauraZumdahl.