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Get on Board to Help Area Nonprofits

Wed. Feb 29, 2012

Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Feb. 29, 2012 … Area residents who love their community and want to become involved are needed to serve as board members of local nonprofits.

Incourage Community Foundation is offering Get on Board! a training session geared towards people who have never served on a nonprofit board before. It takes place Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hotel Mead. Cost is $15. The session will cover questions to ask before joining a board; basic board roles and responsibilities; the board/staff partnership; and understanding boardroom dynamics.

“The future of a healthy community depends on a vibrant nonprofit sector and our local organizations need individuals willing to lead as board members,” emphasized Dawn Vruwink of Incourage Community Foundation.

Governance expert Chuck Loring, of Loring, Sternberg & Associates, and senior governance consultant with BoardSource leads this training. Chuck is a dynamic speaker who has helped hundreds of nonprofits nationwide improve their governance.

Register for this session by calling 715.423.3863. To learn more, contact Dawn Vruwink at Incourage, 715.423.3863, or [email protected].


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Dawn Vruwink | [email protected] | 715.423.3863

About Incourage Community Foundation

Incourage is a leader in rural community development, serving the south Wood County area with programs in workforce development, community information, civility, adaptive leadership, learning, and grant-making. The new Incourage name reflects a promise: You encourage us. We encourage you. Let’s act in courage together. To learn more, watch the “Not Your Ordinary Foundation” at youtube.com/incouragecf.

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  • About Incourage

    Established in rural Wisconsin in 1994 to serve the changing needs of the south Wood County area, Incourage has become a nationally-recognized leader in place-based philanthropy and community development. Guided by values of equity, opportunity, and shared stewardship, Incourage envisions a community that works well for all people. One physical manifestation of this vision is the redevelopment of the Tribune building, which demonstrates Incourage’s user-centered approach to growing a strong and inclusive local economy.