Lunch On Board Nonprofit Governance Training Series

These lunchtime governance seminars are designed especially for nonprofit staff and board members. Each session provides information and practical tools for leaders to strengthen their organizations.

How Do I Know If This Nonprofit Is Healthy?
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thinking of joining a board? Wondering if the board you're serving is financially sound? Every board member has a responsibility for solid financial oversight of the organization. How do you determine if your nonprofit is fiscally healthy? What should you look for, what questions should you ask about the financials? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this session. Presenter: Doug Berman, RKL. Presented with support from DOCEO Office Solutions.

Taking Your Strategic Plan Off the Shelf
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(snow date: February 16)

Does the mention of updating or creating your organization's strategic plan send your board members and staff running? Does your organization create plans that end up collecting dust on a shelf? Strategic planning doesn't have to be a dreaded exercise in futility. Join us to learn about the process of strategic planning and how to keep your plan relevant and dust-free. Presenters: Rich and Lynda Randall, New Level Advisors. Presented with support from York Traditions Bank.

Measuring Success
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dashboards and metrics can help you monitor program performance, as well as provide data in an easy-to-understand format to share with your organization's stakeholders and prospective donors. Join us to learn how to develop and use dashboards and measurements, how to determine what is measured, and best practices for utilizing them to monitor programs. Presenter: Bruce M. Bartels. Presented with support from LSC Design.

Build Your Board/CEO Partnership
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The key to organizational success is a healthy relationship between a nonprofit CEO and their board; more specifically, their board chair. Hear from a panel of nonprofit CEOs and board chairs who are in the process of building this partnership. Panel includes: Mary Anne Winkelman and Dave Kennedy, Cultural Alliance of York County; Jean Treuthart and Elizabeth Dellinger, YWCA York; and Wilda Alessi and Josh Carney, Leadership York. Presented with support from Weinstein Realty Consultants.

These sessions will be held at The Bon-Ton Corporate Center, 2801 East Market Street.

Nonprofit Leadership Academy

NLA helps nonprofit executive directors and other administrators develop best practices for strategic thinking, organizing, and dealing with change. The course is offered every other year.

The Academy fosters supportive relationships among new and experienced executive directors and encourages self-development and professional growth. Past participants have found tremendous value in getting to know their cohort of nonprofit executives and discussing each other’s challenges and successes within their respective organizations.

Congratulations to the Nonprofit Leadership Academy of 2015, pictured here, who completed this six-session program in June 2015.

My participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Academy provided a great opportunity to gain insights and wisdom from several well-respected community leaders, as well as the staff at Leadership York. I was able to utilize many of the concepts that were explored and place them into practice at Penn-Mar. I would highly recommend this course for emerging leaders in the York community.
— Gregory Miller, President & CEO, Penn-Mar Human Services

The Leadership York Resource Library

We have over 200 reference books available to help nonprofit staff and board members strengthen their organizations. Area organizations may borrow library resources at no charge. Email the Leadership York Office at to arrange pick-up.

Customized Training and Technical Assistance

Leadership York’s nonprofit board training can include a combination of the following topics depending on the needs of the organization and the time available. Other training topics may be arranged upon request.

  • Assessments - A Tool for Organizational Effectiveness
  • Best Practices in Nonprofit Governance - Emerging Trends
  • Organizational Life Cycle - How It Affects Nonprofit Boards
  • Building Board/Staff Partnerships
  • Role & Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
  • Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
  • Building a Committee Structure
  • Effective Meeting Skills
  • Parliamentary Procedure
  • Differing Leadership Styles - What They Bring to a Board
  • Cycle of Board Effectiveness

For more information, contact Wilda Alessi, Executive Director.