TELLURIDE FOUNDATION HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION FOR NONPROFIT BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Aug. 5, 2009) - The Telluride Foundation invites members of nonprofit board of directors, nonprofit staff and the public to a free luncheon and panel discussion on "Strengthening Your Board of Directors" on Thursday, August 20 from 11- a.m.-1p.m., in the Program Room of the Telluride Wilkinson Library, located at 100 W. Pacific Avenue.
This panel discussion will be moderated by Paul Major, President of the Telluride Foundation, and panelists will include experienced and active nonprofit board members, including: Sheila Wald, Doug Tueller, Richard Betts, Bunny Freidus, and Kristin Holbrook. Panelists will share their experiences, successes and challenges as members of boards as well as innovative board policies, tools and strategies that improve the way board members and staff work together to increase fundraising ability and can lead to the success of the organization as a whole.
"This is a great opportunity for nonprofit board members to learn from their peers also serving on boards" said April Montgomery, Programs Director for the Telluride Foundation. "A strong board of directors is often the key to a nonprofit's success, and this workshop will help organizations evaluate the effectiveness of their current board and determine areas where board roles and expectations could be strengthened."
The workshop and lunch are free. However, participants must RSVP to April Montgomery at 728-8717 or email@example.com by August 17th. Each nonprofit organization is limited to two board members and one staff member.
The Telluride Foundation exists to create a stronger Telluride community through the promotion and support of philanthropy. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that provides year-round support for local organizations involved in arts, education, athletics, charitable causes, land conservation and other community-based efforts through technical assistance, education and grant making. As a grant maker, the Foundation awards grants to qualified applicants that serve the people living and working in the Telluride area for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life within the region. For more information on the Telluride Foundation, visit www.telluridefoundation.org.