BoardWALK Workshop Series
Training for Nonprofit Board Members

BoardWALK is a series of affordable workshops designed to energize the performance of nonprofit board members and the staff that work with them. BoardWalk is offered through a partnership of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Executive Services Corps, and the Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University. 

  See below for online regerstration for BoardWALK Workshops 


  • $35 per workshop per person or $245 for series of 8 workshops per person
  • For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at 248.204.3095 or .
  • No refunds; substitutes encouraged. Classes are handicap accessible and parking is free

All Series Registration


Board Member Essentials

An overview of best practices for board members regarding managerial roles and their legal and ethical responsibilities. 
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October 4,

Strategic Planning - Making it Work

Understand the fundamentals of strategic planning and the board’s role in the development, implementation, and evaluation of an organization’s strategic performance.
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November 1, 2013

Fund Development for Board Members

Learn the roles of the board and staff in leading a successful fund development program.
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December 6, 2013

Financial Oversight

An engaging introduction to the board’s role in financial accountability and strategies for providing financial oversight.
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January 10, 2014

Building Your Board

Understand how to develop a productive, self-renewing board using self assessment, recruitment, and training tools for board members.
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February 7, 2014

Executive Director and Board Relationships

Learn how to develop an effective relationship with the executive director and manage the roles and responsibilities of the executive director in relation to the board.
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March 7,

Strategic Partnering

Examine and understand the benefits and best practices of forming strategic partnerships and the leadership role boards play.
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April 4,

 Social Media and Nonprofit Management

Introduction to social media and web-based tools and how they are being used in nonprofit management.
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May 2,