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Learn the essentials of nonprofit board membership

Release Date: October 30, 2008

Southfield, Mich. - "Boardmanship Essentials," the first in a series of seven BoardWALK workshops on building the capacity of current and prospective nonprofit board members and executive staff, will be held Friday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence Technological University.

BoardWALK is a collaborative program of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Executive Service Corps and Lawrence Tech's Center for Nonprofit Management, and is sponsored by Cendrowski Corporate Advisors and Plante & Moran PLLC.

The other workshops in the series are:

"Making Your Strategic Plan Work," Dec. 5.

  • "Fund Development for Board Members," Jan. 9.
  • "Financial Responsibilities of the Board," Feb. 6.
  • "Building Your Board," March 6.
  • "The Effective Board Team," April 4.
  • "Executive Director as Leader," May 1.

Professor Jerry Lindman, director of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Lawrence Tech's College of Management, will teach the Nov. 7 session. Experts in the field will teach the subsequent sessions.

The cost is $35 for individual workshops, or $225 for the series of seven. Continental breakfast is provided. All workshops will be held in room M336, Buell Management Building, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

Register online at www.uwsem.org/boardwalk or contact the United Way at (313) 226-9337.

For information, email nonprofitcenter@ltu.edu or go to ltu.edu/management/nonprofit_training.asp.

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers over 80 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Lansing, Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.