For nearly two years, Cincinnati Cares has matched, connected and supported volunteers and nonprofits across the region. Expanding that support, they are now offering nonprofit board member training.
“We start with the region’s most comprehensive guide of organizations that engage volunteers, which has now become the most popular way for Greater Cincinnatians to find a way to help,” says Douglas Bolton, president and CEO of Cincinnati Cares. “For leaders in our community, we operate a platform that matches volunteers to nonprofit boards using innovative matching technology. All of our platforms are free to both volunteers and the nonprofits.”
Cincinnati Cares recently announced that it now also offers the region’s first-ever digital nonprofit board training. “This training is a one-hour, inexpensive training that allows volunteers to become familiar with what it takes to be a nonprofit board member,” says Bolton. “The training also includes instruction on how to use the newly rebuilt platform to find a board position that is right for them. This platform will allow for a connection to be made between volunteer leaders and the specific nonprofits looking to recruit. This webinar-style program introduces people to different ideas and carries out part of Cincinnati Cares mission of inspiring people, and leaders, to volunteer.”
The process for the training will go through different sections that allow the individual to fully immerse themselves in what is expected of them by nonprofit boards as a volunteer. “Some topics covered will be Why Board Service Matters, Board and Legal Responsibilities, Executive Director’s Perspective and How to Find and Choose a Board,” Bolton explains.
The nonprofit board leaders and volunteer board members are reacting very positively. The training will lessen the burden of the organizations in the long run with the on-boarding and recruiting process.
“In this new venture, I am most excited to have the ability to expose so many people to the possibilities of board service,” he adds. “The existing trainings in our region require a commitment of time and significant money. This option allows you to make sure board service is right for you, in a brief amount of time and expense.”
To learn more, visit the Cincinnati Cares website to find a way to help the community or attend the training.