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Lawrence Tech starts series on nonprofit board membership Oct. 7

Release Date: September 29, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 – “Board Member Essentials,” the first in the BoardWALK series of eight training workshops for nonprofit board members, will be held Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile, Southfield.  

BoardWALK is a series of affordable workshops designed to energize the performance of nonprofit board members and the staff that work with them. Workshops are conducted by experienced professionals in classes small enough to ensure individual attention.

BoardWALK is offered through a partnership of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Executive Service Corps and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management.  

The cost is $35 for individual workshops, or $245 for the series of eight. All workshops will be held in the Buell Management Building at Lawrence Tech.

To register, visit .  For information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or

The other Friday morning workshops in the series are:

  • “Strategic Planning, Making It Work,” Nov. 4.
  • “Fund Development,” Dec. 2.
  • “Financial Oversight,” Jan. 13.
  • “Building Your Board,” Feb. 3.
  • “Executive Director and Board Relationships,” March 2.
  • “Strategic Partnering,” April 6.
  • “Social Media and Nonprofit Management,” May 4.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.