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Harrison County Community Foundation to Hold Nonprofit Board Governance Training Session

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Nonprofit board and staff members have so much to juggle during normal times. During a pandemic, responsibilities multiply even more as nonprofit teams figure out how their organizations should function and grow. As students go back to school, fall is also a good time for nonprofit board and staff members to learn how to effectively run their organizations. 

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is holding a nonprofit board governance training session in October called Building Dynamic Boards of Directors. The training will be offered on two days from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 27. Participants will need to attend both days to complete the training. 

This training is scheduled to be face to face with social distancing in HCCF’s conference room. If health conditions change, the foundation will re-evaluate or reschedule as needed. 

Due to the social distancing, there is limited seating. Once participants have RSVP’d and paid for their spot, they will be on the list to attend. The cost of the training is $200, but it will be refunded after completion. 

June Miller, a nonprofit consultant and a BoardSource certified board governance trainer with more than 20 years of corporate and nonprofit training experience, will lead the nonprofit board training session. Participants will learn how boards of directors can best make decisions that steer the nonprofit’s work. They will also learn about legal duties and responsibilities of board members, and how they are accountable to the Internal Revenue Service, the state Attorney General and the communities they serve. 

HCCF encourages nonprofit board and staff members to take advantage of this training opportunity to improve their nonprofits. It is also important to note that nonprofits applying for HCCF grants are required to have at least one current board member who has completed an HCCF-approved nonprofit board governance training program.  

Susan Gernert, President & CEO of Providence Self Sufficiency Ministries, Inc., attended HCCF’s Building Dynamic Boards of Directors nonprofit board governance training held on Aug. 15.  

“Nonprofit board members have passion for their mission,” Gernert said. “HCCF’s training will facilitate the effective and proper channeling of that passion. Many nonprofit board members have extensive experience, but may lack knowledge of best practices. Accordingly, I would highly recommend HCCF’s board training for all directors, novice and experienced.”

RSVP for the training session by visiting, calling 812-738-6668 or emailing Sarah Travis, Administrative Assistant, at There are limited spaces available. Thursday, Oct. 15 is the deadline to register.  

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