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2019 Board Training – October/November

By May 13, 2019October 2nd, 2019No Comments

Take your nonprofit board to the next level with our popular board trainings offered by Illene Roggensack and Stacy Beaugh of Third Sector Innovations and Strategic By Nature. We are offering separate trainings for staff and board.

For Board Members:  register for an intensive three-part training series on nonprofit board best practices. This series is designed for board members of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado and will cover topics such as board expectations and rigor, board evaluation, board relationships, productive meetings, and quality decision-making. The entire series will be offered in three locations:  Cortez, Durango and Pagosa Springs in October and November. Cost for the full series is $60. 

Click here to register for board member trainings in CORTEZ

Click here to register for board member trainings in DURANGO

Click here to register for board member trainings in PAGOSA


Week 1:  It’s a Great Job & Somebody’s Gotta Do It

The roles, responsibilities & rigors of serving on nonprofit boards:  board performance and outcomes; expectations & governance; board & staff relations

Week 2:  Bold Boards, Big Bang

Building a nonprofit board with the right people & the right relationships:  identifying, recruiting & on-boarding; successful board retention

Week 3: The Devil is in the Details

Ensuring the nonprofit board is on point:  board self-assessment & organizational audit; running a productive meeting with good decision-making


For Nonprofit Staff:  register for a three-hour workshop, Board Not Bored, addressing board recruitment and retention, on-boarding and orientation, retreats and evaluation. All staff who register will have a second “bonus” opportunity, at no cost, to meet for an informal Q&A session with the trainers. Ask those burning questions and learn from your peers who are tackling similar challenges. Cost for staff training is $30.

Click here to register for staff trainings in CORTEZ

Click here to register for staff trainings in DURANGO

Click here to register for staff trainings in PAGOSA


Our presenters

Illene Roggensack is a principal in both Third Sector Innovations and Strategic By Nature, based in Grand Junction, Durango and Littleton, CO, offering assistance with and guidance in planning, organizational development, board and staff leadership, fundraising and marketing to meet the outsourcing and training needs of a breadth of nonprofit and governmental entities and collaborations. The heart of the firms’ efforts is in assisting small- and mid-sized organizations. Illene’s expertise comes from more than three decades as an executive director, fundraising director, board member, volunteer and consultant. This experience is coupled with an MBA and recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). As an active volunteer, Illene served two years as President for the Colorado Nonprofit Association, one year as President for the Grand Junction Lions Club, and in recent years has founded four Giving Club and Guys’ Giving Club organizations in both Grand Junction and Montrose. More information:

Stacy Beaugh, president of Strategic By Nature, has been a leader in nonprofits, natural resource and outdoor recreation initiatives for 15 years, most recently as Executive Director of RiversEdge West (formerly Tamarisk Coalition). Stacy’s educational portfolio includes a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelors of Art in art and environmental studies from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is also an alum of the Center for Creative Leadership Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program. Her volunteer experience includes a leadership role on the Colorado Riverfront Commission and Treasurer of Many Rivers Brewing Public Benefit Corporation. She is currently based in Durango, CO. Strategic by Nature provides expertise and support to organizations striving for impact and effective outcomes around land and water resources, and outdoor recreation endeavors. Strategic by Nature is a venture of Third Sector Innovations, drawing on more than 33 years’ experience working with nonprofits and stakeholder groups on the West Slope, throughout Colorado and beyond. Services available include those in the arenas of strategic planning, meeting/process facilitation, executive coaching, board/leadership development, marketing and fundraising, and special project implementation. 

These trainings are sponsored in part by the Regional Leadership Committee of Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days.