Monday, June 8, 2015

Nonprofit Leadership Seminar Set For June 18th

Adirondack FoundationThe Essex Community Fund (ECF) and Adirondack Foundation will host a Nonprofit Leadership Seminar at the College for Every Student office on Thursday, June 18.

The seminar, “Building a Strong Fundraising Board,” will be led by Dick Walker, principal of R.O. Walker Company LLC and senior consultant at Orr Associates Inc., a nonprofit consulting firm with offices in Washington and in New York.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the seminar will start at 9 am. Cost is $25 per participant; lunch is included in the registration fee. To register, visit

The College for Every Student office is located at 2303 Main Street in the town of Essex, NY.

The focus of the session will be building and developing a board that is highly engaged with fundraising. Topics will include: the three things all board members must do; the roles of development and governance committees the partnerships between the executive director, board chair and development officer; and measuring results.

Walker has more than 35 years of fundraising and development experience, primarily in the independent school sector. He works with his clients on a variety of engagements from board development to capital campaign management to strategic planning.  To learn more about Walker, visit his website at

The Essex Community Fund, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, offers grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, and local government activities operating in the town of Essex. ECF awards grants in support of community beautification, historic preservation, culture, the arts, education, and programs for youth and senior citizens.

For more information about ECF, or to learn how Adirondack Foundation supports the region’s nonprofit sector, call (518) 523-9904 or visit

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