READY, SET, GO Nonprofit Board Leadership Workshops

Ready, Set, Go! Presented in Partnership with Jackson EMC Foundation.

The Athens Area Community Foundation is launching a signature Board Leadership Training, co-hosted with the Jackson EMC Foundation, consisting of four separate workshops:

  • READY, for leaders who have not served on a board of directors;
  • SET, leaders currently serving on boards;
  • GO, for current Board Chairs and Executive Directors to come together;
  • REFRESH, for current nonprofit staff.

These courses are stand-alone workshops. You can attend just one. Or several – you choose your path!

*Please note, the Ready and Set workshops are not intended for nonprofit staff but are wonderful for you to send your board members to! If you are a nonprofit staff, we encourage you to look at the Go and Refresh Workshops to gain the most benefit.

Why You Want to Be There

Bring the best you into the board room! Great leaders are continuously learning. Whether you have never served on a board, your board service is at the best it has ever been or if you are feeling lack-luster in your board role, these workshops are for you.

You will hear from an experienced consultant to learn best practices in board governance as well as hear from peers serving our community as board members. You will leave feeling ignited and ready to grow with the organization you are giving back to!

“Our community deserves strong board leadership across all of our nonprofit organizations. I think this program is coming along at exactly the right time.”
– Myron Downs, board member, AACF

Course Details

Each workshop will be held twice.

  • The first workshop of each month will be hosted at Jackson EMC’s district office in Jefferson.
  • The second workshop of each month will be hosted at Synovus Bank in downtown Athens.

Registration is $15 per attendee.

  • The registration fee includes breakfast.
  • 100% of proceeds from registration fees will be returned to the community.

Tickets are non-refundable. In the event you cannot attend after purchasing a ticket, your purchase will become a donation and can support someone else attending.

Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees.


READY

Workshop One Date, Time, and Location:

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
8:00am – 10:00am ET
Jackson EMC
850 Commerce Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549

Register Now – Ready, Jackson County

Workshop Two Date, Time, and Location:

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
8:00am – 10:00am ET
Synovus Bank
150 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Register Now – Ready, Athens

The READY Workshop is designed for leaders who have not yet served on a board of directors and have skills to contribute to a nonprofit board.

Walk away knowing why you want to serve on a board and tools to help you bring the best you into any board room.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Overview of the nonprofit sector and why it matters.
  • Misconceptions about nonprofits.
  • Why serve? Motivations for serving on nonprofit boards.
  • Understanding the responsibilities and roles of nonprofit board members.
  • Review of essential documents (Bylaws, Financials, Policies, Strategic Plan).

“I just began serving on a Board and am not fully confident in how I can best contribute. I know Victoria’s knowledge and expertise will be a big help for me going forward”

SET

Workshop One Date, Time, and Location:

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Jackson EMC
850 Commerce Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549

Register Now – Set, Jackson County

Workshop Two Date, Time, and Location:

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Synovus Bank
150 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Register Now – Set, Athens

The SET Workshop is designed for leaders currently serving on boards.

Walk away with next-step training and understanding on how to enhance and elevate the board experience for yourself and fellow board members.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Trends and data about board leadership across the nonprofit sector.
  • Board member basics (Review of Roles & Responsibilities).
  • Understanding the nonprofit’s revenue model and how it impacts the organization’s work.
  • Meeting design: How to hold engaging and impactful board meetings.
  • Hiring, evaluating and supporting the CEO.

“I’ve served on my board long enough to know there is a lot I still do not know. I’m excited about this session and how it can help me improve as a leader.”

GO!

Workshop One Date, Time, and Location:

Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Jackson EMC
850 Commerce Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549

Register Now – Go, Jackson County

Workshop Two Date, Time, and Location:

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Synovus Bank
150 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Register Now – Go, Athens

The GO Workshop is designed to build stronger partnerships between the Executive Director/CEO and Board President for greater impact.

CEOs and Board Presidents sign up together to take a deeper look at how your organization frames its work, how to create a board culture of engagement and curiosity, and ultimately with a wholistic view of the mission and community being served.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the role of the nonprofit’s impact on the community at large
  • Better board meetings designed to create a culture of curiosity & learning, leveraging board relationships toward a common outcome.
  • Board committee structure – how to activate for highest use.
  • CEO support and evaluations – aligning expectations and results, best practices and next practices.
  • Advocacy, policy, and the role of local, state, and federal government in partnering to address the root causes of the problem being addressed.

“I’m VERY excited about this session – I think it’s critical for our growth. Plus I am always looking for ways to get our Board more deeply engaged.”

REFRESH

Workshop One Date, Time, and Location:

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Jackson EMC
850 Commerce Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549

Register Now – Refresh, Jackson County

Workshop Two Date, Time, and Location:

Thursday, May 25th, 2023
8:00am – 11:00am ET
Synovus Bank
150 W. Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

Register Now – Refresh, Athens

The REFRESH Workshop is designed for nonprofit Staff.

Learn pieces from each of the Ready, Set, Go courses tailored to what you, as staff, can utilize in building a great board culture. You will walk away ready to welcome new board members and rejuvenate current ones!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the role of the nonprofit’s impact on the community at large.
  • Understanding the responsibilities and roles of nonprofit board members.
  • Understanding the nonprofit’s revenue model and how it impacts the organization’s work.
  • Better board meetings designed to create a culture of curiosity & learning, leveraging board relationships toward a common outcome.

“Board culture is always on our mind – and it is an ever evolving challenge. This session has come along at the perfect time for us!”

Workshop Leader

Victoria Prevatt, Founder, Good Works

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For over 20 years, Victoria Prevatt has worked with organizations at the crossroads of board governance, philanthropy, and storytelling.

She’s had the opportunity to serve a broad range of nonprofits – from small grassroots startups to legacy institutions with global impact. Throughout her career, Victoria has worked on behalf of missions that range from affordable housing, higher education, conservation, and youth development.

In 2017, she founded Good Works to be a resource for the nonprofit community. Victoria is on a mission to elevate and enhance the experience and impact of nonprofit leaders, board members, and investors. She believes nonprofits are the heartbeat of a community – and communities deserve a healthy and happy heart.

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