2019 Bosler Academy for Growing Nonprofits

For the third year, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is pleased to provide grant funding to offer the Bosler Academy, a series of nonprofit capacity building workshops to help strengthen our local nonprofit partners.

The 2019 Academy addresses six building blocks critical to building nonprofit board and staff leadership capacity and improving the sustainability of our nonprofit sector. The sessions are based on the Pennsylvania Association for Nonprofit Organization’s Standards for Excellence in Nonprofit Ethics and Accountability®.

The program’s guiding principle is that effective leadership requires a partnership between the board and management, each of which plays an essential role. Board members ensure that resources are used to carry out the mission. Executive leadership carries out day-to-day operations, ensures financial and organizational sustainability, and provides adequate information to the board. This training series offers the opportunity for board members and executive leadership to be even more effective in leading, governing, and managing their organizations by strengthening this partnership and their processes.

The Cambria Regional Chamber is coordinating the program, which consists of six half-day workshops spread out from January through June.

Workshops are $50 per session or $250 for the six-class package. Somerset Trust is generously offering $125 scholarships to participants who attend the entire Academy. The first seminar is January 17th, so apply quickly to take advantage of this opportunity.

*Scholarships open to participants who live or work in Bedford, Cambria, or Somerset counties. Limit two scholarships per organization.*

Click here to download a registration form.

Here’s the schedule for 2019:

Session 1: Best Practices in Board Governance
Thursday, January 17
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Room B108
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 2: Fundraising Strategies to Improve Performance
Thursday, February 21
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Room B108
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 3: Planning for Organizational Sustainability
Thursday, March 21
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Room B108
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 4: Financial Management and Operations
Thursday, April 18
Community Founda on for the Alleghenies Training Room
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 5: Nonprofit Legal Requirements–What you don’t know you don’t know could hurt you
Thursday, May 16
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Training Room
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Session 6: Best Practices in Human Resource Management: Employee Engagement for the Millennial Generation and Beyond
Thursday, June 20
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Room B108
8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Bosler Academy is named for Benjamin Bosler, who started his career at Cambria Iron Works in 1898, and was a founder and president of Moxham National Bank. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Bosler supported and served with many Johnstown-area nonprofit groups. His daughter, Charlotte Ellis, created the Benjamin Bosler Fund at Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to honor and perpetuate her father’s legacy of community support. The Bosler Fund makes the Academy possible with significant financial support.

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