Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nonprofit Marketing, Board Development Workshop June 12

andy robinsonAdirondack Foundation and the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region are partnering to share tools for both board development and nonprofit marketing at a workshop, “Building Your Board and Telling Your Story,” on Sunday, June 12, from 12:30 to 5 pm at the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake. Reception, with refreshments and music will immediately follow.

Nonprofits and community organizations seek to recruit board members who support their ideals, represent the diversity of the community, bring a wide range of skills, and are train to be effective ambassadors.

This workshop will be facilitated by Andy Robinson, a Vermont-based consultant who works with nonprofits and grassroots groups across the country.

Registration costs $35 per person, or $60 for two individuals from one organization. It is recommended that organizations sending two people include one staff person and one board member. Registration begins at 12:30; the workshop starts at 1 pm.

Topics include finding and filling the gaps on your board; creating and using a board “job description”; what your board needs to know about nonprofit finances; crafting a compelling message; preparing a marketing plan; and how to work with the news media by thinking like a journalist.

Registration is open through Friday, June 10, by clicking here.

The Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, a component fund of Adirondack Foundation, provides grants and support to the towns of Chester, Horicon, Minerva, Johnsburg, and Schroon. For more information, contact Tom Magee at

For more information about Adirondack Foundation, visit their website.

For more information about Andy Robinson, visit his website.

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