Principles and practices for nonprofit excellence: What every board member needs to know.

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Serving as a nonprofit board member is a rewarding and challenging way to support your community. Implemented with the nonprofit mentor team at SCORE Santa Fe, this series is designed to give active board members the tools and support they need to make their organizations as effective as possible. Session content is designed to stand on its own and serve as a cohesive series. There is no charge to attend. Visit the SCORE Santa Fe website to learn more about their services and mentoring.   

January - Board Service: Your Vision, Your Role, Your Leadership, and Your Responsibility to Advance the Mission
with Mike Mendez

February - A Strategy for Building a Strong Board of Directors
with Mike Mendez

March - Developing Your Board into a Collaborative, Cohesive Board Team
with Marcia Swain and Chris Ford

April – Creating a Board that is Reflective of the Community Being Served

May - Legal and Ethical Responsibilities for Nonprofit Board Members
with Marcia Swain

June – Planning for success

July – no session

Aug – no session

The fall lineup will include:

  • Fundraising, ensuring adequate resources
  • Your financial and fiduciary responsibilities as a board member
  • Strengthening programs, services, and advocacy
  • Board management
  • Running effective board meetings

The Santa Fe Community Foundation's Philanthropy HUB has been designed as a learning and gathering place for the community philanthropy sector. Join us for peer dialogue and workshops that support your social sector practice. To share input on these sessions, suggest content, or address access (cost, language, time, etc), please contact Yolanda Cruz,