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CRCF link and learn webinar series to kick off on April 6

BoardStrong's Barbara Paxton to lead webinar on board engagement

Mon, Mar 21st 2022 10:00 am

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation will kick off its Nonprofit Link and Learn Series, a seminar series for nonprofit education, on April 6 with “Preparing your board and new board members for satisfying and productive board service,” led by Barbara Paxton, chief program officer of BoardStrong.

This session will look at the internal work and preparation needed to successfully prepare for, recruit, and onboard new board members. Attendees will learn how to build a successful foundation for diversifying an organization’s board.

The session will focus on the importance of defining roles and expectations, developing the resources and tools to support board members, and the planning that goes into onboarding new members. Attendees will also learn a variety of strategies organizations have used to support and engage new members including a board orientation, mentoring, and ongoing training.

The session will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 12 – 1 p.m. via Zoom. A registration link is available at cattfoundation.org/nonprofit-link-and-learn-series.

Barbara Paxton is recognized as a pragmatic and creative nonprofit leader with experience in board leadership, board development and governance, fundraising and finance.  From launching donor campaigns to helping organizations develop strategic planning, Paxton focuses on results and achieving excellence. She believes that every nonprofit can succeed with good management and governance.  

Paxton earned a B.A. at Wellesley College and a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

“I attended Barbara’s session on this topic last year and found it to be one of the best presentations on board engagement I ever heard,” said Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF Executive Director.

“This topic was one of the top choices sought by nonprofits in our region according to our survey results seeking input, so CRCF is extremely pleased to start our 2022 series with this webinar,” Buchheit added.

CRCF will lead two more link and learn series seminars in 2022, including a seminar on the grant application tips later this spring and a webinar focusing on a data-driven approach to Cattaraugus Gives in September.

Further details and registration information on coming webinars will be announced at a later date.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).