REALIZE Board Training

December 13, 2023

Looking to join a nonprofit board with an understanding of best practices in nonprofit governance?

REALIZE Board provides workshops and training sessions designed to strengthen nonprofit governance in our region. The Lunch & Learn series curriculum offers one-hour courses on understanding board member roles and responsibilities, nonprofit board structures, fundraising fundamentals, and financial due diligence.

Courses are led by local BoardSource certified trainers. BoardSource is the gold-standard leader in board leadership that supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders across the country and around the world.

Each course has a cost of $20, which includes lunch, access to all supplemental course materials, and an interactive activity per course. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

REALIZE Board Training is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with United Way of El Paso County, ensuring the success of nonprofit organizations that serve our communities.

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PDNHF Initiative: REALIZE Board Training

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of El Paso County, is ensuring the success of nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s communities. Through workshops, training and summits, the REALIZE Board Training is assuring all nonprofit boards of directors are prepared to undertake their critical responsibilities. 

Through the help of thoughtful consultants and best-practices, the REALIZE Board Training Program was designed to help good board members become even better for the benefit of non-profits and region’s health. Seven lessons ranging from Board Basics and Understanding Financial Statements are provided by Board Source certified trainers and delivered through a series of brief lunch-and-learn style sessions. The lessons are also available for board retreats or integration into a board meeting.

Individuals who participate in the training program will learn to: 

  • Acquire skills, behaviors, and competencies necessary to positively impact the population  
  • Manage board meetings (agendas, board minutes and more)
  • Facilitate board dialogue 
  • Build a strong and healthy relationship with CEOs 
  • Understand legal and ethical roles for boards 

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Foundation Staff: Michael Kelly

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