Essentials in Nonprofit Governance and Fundraising

For First-Time Board Members 

Do you want to give back to your community?

Do you want to expand your network? 

Serving on a nonprofit board can help you do all of the above and more!


Come find out what it means to be a board member and how

to identify the best fit for you!


Essentials in Nonprofit Governance and Fundraising for First-Time Board Members is specialized training for emerging leaders who are considering service on a nonprofit board for the first time.


Topics included are:

  • Board governance
  • Roles for staff and board
  • Financial oversight
  • Fundraising and philanthropy 

Prospective board members will learn:

  • The basics about Strategic Plans and Development Plans
  • How to understand financial statements
  • Conflict of Interest laws
  • How to ensure the organization’s financial sustainability
  • Key fundraising roles for board members
  • How to assess whether an organization is the best fit for you
  • Tips for the most productive board meetings ever


Two workshops to choose from in June: 

Wednesday, June 26 from 7:30am to 10:30am


This workshop will be held at the American Cancer Society

2 Commerce Street, Suite 11, Bedford, NH 03110 

The cost of a three-hour Essentials for New Board Members workshop is $50 per person, which includes customized take-aways and a light meal. It is suggested that this fee be shared between the participant and his/her employer whose company will benefit by being able to offer well-trained board members to the community. 

This investment could make you the most sought-after board prospect in town! You will be able to present yourself with confidence to those nonprofit organizations seeking new board members through Leadership New Hampshire, Stay-Work-Play and the Council on Fundraising.


For more information and to register, contact CONFR Executive Director Pam McDonald at 603-724-6741 or