NSC Workshop Calendar

GWCF's workshops for nonprofit leaders and their staff focus on practical programs. We believe in the power of peers learning together and we engage high-quality presenters in order to foster a strong network of nonprofits in Central Massachusetts.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19, NSC events will continue virtually! Please stay tuned for updates and contact Senior Program Officer Sarah Shugrue if you have any questions.

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is pleased to acknowledge Berkshire Bank as a 2021 Sponsor of the Nonprofit Support Center.

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Building The Board of Directors You Need


Wednesday December 8


Noon- 1:30pm


Zoom link will be sent in registration confirmation


Gayle L. Gifford, Cause & Effect Inc.


Current Board Members, Executive Directors & CEO’s, any staff with board recruitment and support responsibilities

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What is your vision of your ideal board? Is it the board you really need? How do you build a board with the knowledge, talent, diverse perspectives and community connections that provide real value to your nonprofit? In this workshop, you’ll explore practical ways to find, vet and recruit the board members you need. And, you’ll discover new ways to create a board that is truly welcoming and inclusive, where power is balanced and people are eager to serve.

Two organizations will have the opportunity to receive guidance and coaching from Gayle for 3 months post workshop to help build their ideal board. The two organizations will be selected based on their registration responses and will have an exclusive opportunity to work with Gayle at no cost to them.

Gayle L. Gifford is a nationally known consultant, author and trainer with more than 30 years of experience in organization development, public engagement and fund development for the nonprofit and public sectors. Prior to co-founding Cause & Effect Inc. in 1996, she held leadership roles at Plan International USA, Save the Bay and City Year RI. Gayle earned her M.S. from Antioch University New England and a B.A. from Clark University. She is an instructor at Brown University.

Workshop Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend a workshop that you sign up for, we kindly ask for at least 48 hours’ notice so we are able to accommodate individuals on a waiting list.

Questions about the Nonprofit Support Center?

Contact Sarah Shugrue
Senior Program Officer
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