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Boards in Gear Follow-Up Session

Event Details

Boards in Gear Webinar
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
10:00am-11:30pm PT
Online via Zoom

Whidbey Follow-up Session
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
1:00pm-3:00pm PT
Pacific Rim Institute
180 Parker Rd, Coupeville, WA, 98239

Boards in Gear Webinar

You joined a nonprofit board because you care about the organization’s mission. You want your contributions as a board member to positively affect the issues addressed by the organization. As a board, you want your nonprofit to thrive and make a difference in the communities served by your organization. Whether your nonprofit is just starting or is long established, getting your board in gear can help put your organization on a clear path forward.
This interactive, virtual workshop 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.
The virtual workshop will cover:
  1. Board responsibilities
  2. Board operations
  3. Composition and development
  4. Fundraising
  5. Advocacy

This workshop will be recorded. Registrants will receive the recording by email after the event. If you can’t attend the training but you are interested in learning about this topic, please register so you we can send you the recording and materials.   

Follow-up Session

Following the Boards in Gear webinar, join facilitator Pamela J. Oakes for a 2-hour, in-person session as we go deeper on the topics of connection to cause, responsibilities, composition and development, operations, and fundraising. This is an opportunity for those who attended the webinar to come together for an in-person, interactive session. Through facilitated conversation and activities, compare your lived experiences with the materials covered and ask questions to help get your board in gear.

Light snacks will be provided.

Note – This registration is intended for charitable organizations serving Whidbey Island who will attend the April 19 Boards in Gear webinar and April 26 in-person follow-up session. If you have questions, please contact Maureen Rice at [email protected].

Important Information about COVID-19

To ensure the health and safety of attendees at our in-person events, NAWA will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities regarding infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These regulations may change rapidly, so please check current government guidelines for the event location before attending. Please do not attend an in-person event if you feel sick or are showing symptoms known to be associated with COVID-19 or another infectious disease. We ask attendees who test positive within a week of the event to contact us so that we may notify other participants of a potential exposure. NAWA will keep the identity of the person testing positive confidential. NAWA will provide masks at all in-person events and anyone attending should feel comfortable requesting or wearing one.


Register for both the online webinar and follow-up session for $5.

If you will not attend the follow-up session, register for the webinar only here.


Captions: Automated captions will be enabled for the webinar. 

Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision or blind a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.

About the Speaker

Pamela J. Oakes, The Profitable Nonprofit

Pamela is a Fund Development expert, helping nonprofits achieve funding sustainability. Having worked successfully with organizations, nonprofits, foundations, universities, government, and community organizations around the world, Pamela’s passion is to ensure that those who want to change the world for ‘good’ have the funding and resources to do so.

Pamela Oakes

Thanks to Our Partner

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