December 5 – 7, 2010
-Certificate Program in Board Governance-
- Board Behavior Management: This session focused on routines and rituals that make for excellent board behavior, both from the perspective of individual trustees, and board qua board. Part 1 addressed rules for producing efficient meetings (where efficiency is ―doing things right‖). Part 2 addressed board effectiveness – the issue of building high quality decisions (where effectiveness is ―doing the right things‖).
- Board 101: Key Concepts of Non-Profit Boards: This seminar explored the fundamentals of non-profit board service, including roles and responsibilities, duties, legal issues, IRS concerns, good governance, committee structure, board recruiting, hiring an executive director, and more.
- Nonprofit Board Governance: A Design for Quality
- Making Your Chamber Great: Best Practices of Exceptional Boards: This seminar shared best practices from exceptional boards: how to improve the effectiveness and involvement of board members, how to leverage board relationships and resources to advance the chamber’s mission, and how to achieve your goals with no or limited paid staff.
September 23 -25, 2010
-Certificate Program in Grant Writing & Fund Development-
- Fund Development to Support Your Mission: This session addressed the importance for all nonprofit organizations to develop and maintain a philanthropic culture.
- Grant Proposal Writing: Writing a grant proposal is a lot like going to the bank to apply for a business loan. You’ve got to have a need that must be filled, a way to meet that need, a good plan to accomplish your objective, good financial records and budget, believability that you can get the job done and credible leadership and staff. Participants learned about relationship building, secrets to getting your proposal considered, and the most common mistakes made and how to avoid them!
South Bend, IN
August 15 – 17, 2010
-Certificate Program in Television Media Skills and Public Speaking-
- Television Media Skills
- Public Speaking: This session helped the executives of USHCC become better spokespersons for their organizations. Participants were asked to give a brief press conference on something relative to their organization. These presentations were taped so that participants will have a record of their own progress.