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Our lunchtime training seminars are uniquely designed for nonprofit staff and board members. Anyone interested in taking a more active role on boards is encouraged to attend. (Lunch is included!)

Each seminar provides useful information and practical tools to strengthen your organization. Bring questions for our guest speakers and connect with other nonprofit leaders in the community at our Lunch On Board governance sessions.

Register for 2nd Seminar: Put the FUN in FUNdraising

Does the thought of fundraising intimidate you? Do you hate asking people for money? In this seminar, you’ll learn how to “put the fun in FUNdraising.” Our panel of experts will discuss how the board chair can motivate the BOD to solicit funds for successful fundraising campaigns.

Our Guest Panelists: Tom O’Connor, Executive Director, Leg Up Farm; Jennifer Hitz, Chief Development Officer, Leg Up Farm; Dr. Dennis Baughman, CEO, York Academy Regional Charter School; Sue Krebs, Board Member, York Academy Regional Charter School

Moderator: Joan Mummert, President & CEO, York County History Center

Register for 3rd Seminar: $how Me The Money

Nonprofit board members are legally responsible for ensuring an organization has the necessary resources to advance its mission. Our “$how Me the Money!” seminar will explain the fiduciary responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

Doug Berman, Managing Partner of RKL and Matt Scarpato from the York JCC will lead this session on the basics of financial reports by the treasurer or finance committee of a nonprofit.

Register for 4th Seminar: To Meet Or Not To Meet

Join Leadership York’s Executive Director, Wilda Alessi and Alumni & Board Development Coordinator, Rabiya Khan as they discuss effective meetings and agendas. We understand your time is valuable and no one likes a meeting without direction or purpose. “To Meet or Not to Meet?”

That is the question...board members should ask each other!

Nonprofit Leadership Academy


Our Nonprofit Leadership Academy (NLA) helps nonprofit executive directors and administrators develop best practices for strategic thinking, organizing, and dealing with change. This course is offered biannually.

NLA fosters supportive relationships among new and experienced executive directors while encouraging self-development and professional growth. Past participants have found tremendous value in getting to know their cohorts and discussing each other’s challenges and successes within their respective organizations.

Congratulations to the Nonprofit Leadership Academy of 2017, pictured here, for completing our six-session program in June 2017.

My participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Academy provided a great opportunity to gain insight 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 a collection of over 200 reference books available in our Resource Library. Local nonprofit staff and board members can check-out our reading material at no charge. Our shelves are lined with information on various topics that will strengthen your organization. Email the Leadership York Office at to schedule a 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.