Training and Events

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June 28, 2018

Board Boot Camp

Regional Foundation Center-Free Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia
4:30 PM-8:00 PM
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required

The Board Boot Camp program has been designed for both new and experienced board members to learn or refresh their skills on being an effective nonprofit board member.  This does not happen by accident, but rather by thoughtful and consistent attention to the role of board members in your organization.

We focus on skills effective board members possess.  By structuring the evening into two tracks, we are able to direct the discussion at the appropriate level for each group.

Freshman Track ~ for individuals who have served for less than two years on a nonprofit board and are interested in learning about the more general duties of board members.

Advanced Track ~ for individuals who have experience serving for many years or on a variety of boards and are looking to gain insight on the tools used by more mature boards.

4:30-5:00 pm Registration & Light Refreshments

5:00-5:40 pm General Duties of All Board Members

5:45-6:25 pm Freshman Session–Understanding Strategic Planning;  Advanced Session–Advanced Strategic Planning

6:25-6:35 pm Break

6:35-7:15 pm Freshman Session–Fundamentals of Fundraising;  Advanced Session–Understanding Data and Finances as a Key to Capacity Building

7:15-7:55 pm Freshman Session–Financial Oversight for Boards;  Advanced Session–The Vital Role of Engagement-CEO & Board

8:00 pm Adjourn

Click here to register

CCNM Around Town

Nonprofit Learning Lab

September 13, 2018
International House

Turning Data into Action: Unleash the Transformative Power of Numbers, Cindy Bergvall, CPA

For information and registration for any of these programs, please contact Liz Vibber



The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer a series of one and two hour training sessions for busy Boards.

Our training professionals are able to attend your regular Board meetings and conduct mini-trainings in a variety of areas. Popular topics include:

  • Strategic Thinking for Boards
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Board’s Role in a Development Plan
  • Understanding your Financial Statements

Allow us customize any topic to suit the needs of your Board. Trainings are 1 -2 hours in length and include handout materials. For more information, please contact Liz Vibber, 215-343-2727 or e-mail: