Spokes Board Academy

03/23/2019 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM PT


  • $175.00


French Hospital, 3rd floor
1911 Johnson Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Room Number: Copeland Health Education Pavilion


Spokes Board Academy

Registration Fee: $175

Spokes Members: $150

Held at: Copeland Health Education Pavilion, 3rd floor of French Hospital, 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo

Do you have the tools to make your board service successful? Are you seeking clarity about your role as a board member? Would you like to serve as a board member but aren’t sure how to get started?


Whether you are just starting board service or have served for years, we’re here to make your experience easier and more rewarding. Start with Spokes Board Academy and develop the skills critical to excellent board service. You’ll also gain practical knowledge of nonprofit management and skills to guide your successful board service and answer questions such as:

--What are the legal and governance responsibilities of nonprofit board members? Am I liable?

--Why is managing a nonprofit organization different from other corporations and businesses? How do we achieve our mission?

--What is the board member’s role in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with fellow board members and nonprofit staff? How can I be most impactful as a leader?

--Why is fundraising is so important? How can I overcome my fear of fundraising?

Join us and learn:

The Key Responsibilities of Officers

The Difference between Governance and Management

Managing for Conflicts of Interest

Who is accountable for the Organization

Why and How to Evaluate Your Executive Director

Elements of Effective Meetings

Building a Philanthropic Culture

Facilitate Discussion, Build Trust

Differences between Nonprofits and Traditional Businesses

Instruction begins promptly at 9:00am. Please arrive between 8:30am-9:00am for check-in and light morning refreshments.

Lunch will be provided. 

Registration closes at noon on Friday March 15th. 


The Spokes Board Academy will be facilitated by 4-6 subject experts, to be announced. 

Spokes Board Academy Sponsored by PG&E.


PG&E Funds Provided in 2018.

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