KENNEWICK: Boards in Gear

"Great information--very practical." - Participant in Shelton 

Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. They move forward an organization’s mission, and they steward the assets and relationships of that organization to keep it out of harm. Strengthening the practice of nonprofit boards within a community will lead to more effective and sustainable results as that community addresses poverty, education, the environment and other critical issues.

This interactive, hands-on workshop will cover board responsibilities, operations, development, fundraising, and advocacy. It is based on the Boards in Gear resources developed in partnership with some of our state’s leading board experts. You will leave with concrete action steps, tools, and connections.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This workshop is designed for board members and the people who work with them, namely executive directors and program staff. It offers ideas for new board members and those who have served for a long time. It is appropriate for organizations of all sizes, whether they have staff or not.

About the Presenters

nancybarriersNancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits
Nancy leads the development and implementation of Washington Nonprofits’ professional development programs. Nancy received a B.A. in Economics and German Literature from Swarthmore College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. She created and directed the World Affairs Council’s award-winning Global Classroom program and has worked with a range of small organizations as they developed their capacity and community to better serve their mission. 

KellieConnaughtonKellie Connaughton, KC Consulting
Kellie Connaughton has spent the past 19 years serving the nonprofit sector. She has experience at all levels of business, nonprofit, and foundation work, including 17 years as the Director of Development at the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. She values relationship building and is a motivated team-builder, with years of experience in customer/donor prospecting and corporate, community, and donor stewardship. Based in Yakima, she currently serves as Washington Nonprofits' Central Washington Coordinator.


  • When

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties
    401 North Youth Street
    Kennewick, WA 99336

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits and the Office of the Secretary of State in partnership with the United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties and the Three Rivers Community Foundation.



Washington Nonprofits and the Office of the Secretary of State are partnering to give nonprofit boards the tools and resources they need to succeed.  For more information about this partnership, please visit


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