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Harry Brown Speaks Monday in Greencastle

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

GREENCASTLE -- Well-known speaker and Assistant Dean of Students at Purdue University Harry Brown will be in Greencastle on Monday to present a workshop titled "Stages and Phases of Board Development."

This workshop is a part of the Putnam County Community Foundation's Non-Profit Learning Series, which is geared toward community members who staff or volunteer with non-profit organizations, churches and units of government and who wish to build capacity in areas of fundraising, governance, marketing and more.

This workshop is based on materials developed by BoardSource. It presents a heuristic model that is useful for thinking about how nonprofit boards change over time.

Participants will be able to assess their own boards and determine if the organization's needs and the board's stage of development are appropriately matched. Five different stages of board development will be introduced and discussed.

Participants will be given an opportunity to locate their board and organization within a specialized tool. They will then be able to determine if the development stage of the board matches the needs of the organization. This can be helpful to organizations trying to understand how to better engage their boards in daily functions of the governance and mission of the organization.

"Harry Brown has many years of experience in the non-profit world and comes with a wealth of knowledge in non-profit governance, strategic planning, and volunteer engagement," said Eric Wolfe, director of community development at the Putnam County Community Foundation. "I hope the community takes advantage of this inexpensive training opportunity with a high quality speaker."

This workshop is being sponsored in part by Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance. To register for this event or for more information, please contact Wolfe at 653-4978.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 180 funds for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To discover all the ways you might make a difference, contact the Community Foundation at www.pcfoundation.org

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