Nonprofit board service workshop Jan. 31 in Bellingham

News Release
Issued: January 02, 2014

OLYMPIA...The Secretary of State's Corporations and Charities Division is sponsoring a "Nonprofit Board Service 101" workshop in Bellingham on Friday, Jan. 31.

The event will be held at St. Luke's Health Education Center (3333 Squalicum Parkway) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided.

Teresa Glidden, education coordinator for the Corporations and Charities Division, said the workshop will provide valuable information for staff and board members of charities and nonprofits.

"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.

"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 HYPERLINK "http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training"www.sos.wa.gov/charities/training .

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