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Board Training in King County

Fortify your board with confidence and knowledge

Board Training in King County is a forum for executive directors and board members to network with colleagues, learn about specific governance topics, and discuss issues facing their organizations. We encourage two or more from your organization to attend together.

Board Training in King County sessions are held in the 8th floor Panoramic Room of the Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144.

Cost for most sessions is $40 for 501 Commons members, $45 for non-members, and $25 for nonprofits with budgets under $1 million. The sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (subject to change)

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Storytelling Made Easy for Boards & Executives (Rescheduled)
Thursday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Trainer: Jim Shapiro

Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real. In this Board Training session, you’ll learn to inspire action, forge lasting relationships, and strengthen your ability to become better advocates of your mission. You will come away with new methods to tell better stories across diverse communication channels.

To learn more and register, go to: Storytelling Made Easy

NEW - Governance Matters: A more powerful board through Policy Governance
Monday, June 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Trainer: Nancy Long

Looking for a way to make your board more effective and efficient? Policy Governance® uses policies laid out in advance to help the board clarify its role and to define the relationship between the board and the executive. Since the board's processes are written down, clear, and more stable, the oversight and governance role of the board can be accomplished in less time but with greater consistency. This frees up time to focus on longer-term strategic issues, deepening community connections, and fundraising.

To learn more and register, go to: Governance Matters