Board Member Training

March 2017 — April 2017

This community-wide training is offered annually in to increase awareness and understanding about nonprofit boards, nonprofit board membership, and the roles and responsibilities of both. The workshop delves into the ten roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards, including tips, tricks, and tools for each. It also covers the three legal duties of boards and members.

Key Dates

Sessi​on 1 March 25
Session 2 April 1


Executive Director Learning Group

A six-part series, this year based on the book Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives, where local nonprofit leaders explore, discuss, support, and develop their own leadership styles, skills, and competencies.

The Marietta College Nonprofit Accelerator

September 2016 — March 2017

This nine-month long cohort-based program is comprised of six local nonprofit organizations. These organizations receive 72 hours (the equivalent of nine full days) of customized training as a group as well as 20 hours of individual training, support, and other resources to increase their overall funding and volunteer base. By increasing their financial and volunteer resources, they are able to build their organizational capacity and strengthen their programs and services to better provide to the community-at-large.

Key Dates

SMART goal workshop September 1
Applications Due Septmenber 12
Winners Announce September 19
Accelerator Kickoff September 29
Accelerator Sessions October 13
November 3, 17
January 12, 26
February 9, 16
March 2, 23, 30


Next Generation: Nonprofit Leadership and Board Governance

September 2016 — May 2017

This is an intensive three semester academic program open to Marietta College freshman through junior students. Interested students and nonprofits are matched for the duration of the program. Students attend weekly classes as well as monthly board and committee meetings. They work on three specific projects for their nonprofit organizations through the class; a capacity assessment, a grant proposal, and a capacity-building service-learning project. Support and assistance is provided to the organizations involved to strengthen their boards while in the program.

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Key Dates

Applications from Nonprofits Due October 31
Students Start of Boards January 16


Annual Capacity Building Conference

May 10

This annual conference is held at Marietta College each May. Sessions, speakers, forums, panels, and breakouts all explore individual, organizational, collective, and/or systems capacity building. This conference is open to anyone interested in attending and specifically targets nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters.

Nonprofit Consulting and Support

Offered to nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley by request. Popular requests board development, mission review and reconstruction, meeting facilitation, etc. Answers to frequently asked questions is provided, as are resources such as articles, tools, templates, and best practices.

Nonprofit Workshops

November 2016 — March 2017

Workshops feature topics, issues, and professionals that explore nonprofit capacity. Ranging from fundraising and grant writing to volunteer management to marketing to starting a nonprofit; these workshop are often half a day in length and highlight aspects of nonprofit management identified as an interest by the community.

Key Dates

Storytelling December 2016 TBD
Storytelling March 2017 TBD