Nonprofit board service workshop Feb. 24 in Tumwater

News Release
Issued: February 18, 2014

OLYMPIA...The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division is again sponsoring a "Nonprofit Board Service 101" workshop in Tumwater on Monday, Feb. 24.

"This is a repeat of the workshop held in Tumwater on December 6," said Teresa Glidden, education coordinator for the Corporations and Charities Division. "The demand was so high that we had a waiting list with over 60 people on it."

The event will be held at the Labor & Industries Building (7273 Linderson Way SW) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided.

"Our nonprofit board service workshops are popular across the state," Glidden said. "We’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response for these events. They fill up fast, so I encourage people to not delay in registering for it."

The workshop’s main presenter is Liz Heath of Sound Nonprofits in Tacoma. Heath has more than 35 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and is a consultant, speaker and trainer, with special emphasis on nonprofit board governance. Heath’s presentation will be on nonprofit board service from a practical standpoint, including the life cycle of boards, planning, budgeting, policy-setting, oversight and more.

"This workshop presents board governance more from a practical viewpoint, with real-life scenarios and examples. Liz Heath is a highly qualified presenter who has served not only as a consultant to many nonprofit boards, but also as an executive director," Glidden said.

Glidden will make a presentation on registration and renewal requirements for charities and nonprofits in Washington.

"We want to be sure that every person who serves on a nonprofit board, regardless of the size of the organization, has access to quality training so they can be successful in delivering the mission of their nonprofit," Glidden added. "We also want board members and prospective board members to be aware of their fiduciary duties to the organizations they are serving."

There is a $10 per-person lunch charge to help defray the costs of the facility and catering. Registrants can pay online when they register by credit or debit card. Registration is limited and available online at www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training.

For more information about the event, contact Glidden at (360) 725-0373 or teresa.glidden@sos.wa.gov.