Are you a Latino professional interested in making a difference in Orange County? Have you considered supporting a local nonprofit organization with your talents? The Avanzar Board Leadership Academy may be for you!
Avanzar is a 3-month training program designed to provide foundational skills to Latino professionals who live or work in Orange County and are interested in nonprofit board service. The program introduces participants to the nonprofit ecosystem in Orange County and equips them with the skills to become an effective board member. The program has been created for Orange County community members who are interested in learning about nonprofit board service and are thinking about joining a nonprofit board.
You have the opportunity to join the Avanzar Board Leadership Academy during which you will:
Who Should Apply?
Ideal applicants should:
How Can you Apply?
Deadline to apply is Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Applicants will be notified of their application status by early March 2023.
Join us on Tuesday, February 15 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm, where you can learn more about the Avanzar Board Leadership Academy.
Avanzar is a 3-month training program designed to provide foundational skills to Latino professionals who live or work in Orange County and are interested in nonprofit board service. The program introduces participants to the nonprofit ecosystem in Orange County and equips them with the skills to become an effective board member.
The program has been created for Latino professionals who are interested in learning about nonprofit board service and are thinking about joining a nonprofit board. Applicants must live or be a working professional in Orange County, be interested in joining an Orange County nonprofit board within the next year, and be open to exploring a potential board match with a nonprofit in Orange County.
The program is free of charge, made possible through a grant from the Orange County Community Foundation. Participants are responsible for the cost of transportation to/from in-person events (all in Orange County).
The program will host six bi-weekly virtual sessions through Zoom and four in-person sessions held in Orange County for a total of ten sessions. Sessions will be held on select Tuesdays from 5:30 – 8:00pm and on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:30pm. See the following program schedule for specific dates and times.
|Session 1: Welcome & Orientation||In-Person||Saturday, March 18||9:30am – 12:30pm|
|Session 2: Board Governance 101||Virtual||Tuesday, March 21||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 3: Nonprofit Financials||Virtual||Tuesday, April 4||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 4: Board Culture||In-Person||Saturday, April 15||9:30am – 12:30pm|
|Session 5: Fundraising||Virtual||Tuesday, April 18||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 6: Org Sustainability||Virtual||Tuesday, May 2||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 7: Board Chair and Executive Directors||Virtual||Tuesday, May 16||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 8: Board Prospecting||Virtual||Tuesday, May 30||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 9: Nonprofit Mixer||In-person||Tuesday, June 13||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
|Session 10: Avanzar Celebration||In-Person||Saturday, June 24||9:30am – 1:30pm|
*Session topics are subject to change
During the sessions, subject-matter experts will present on various aspects of nonprofit board service, and participants will engage in small group activities and large group discussions around board service themes and topics. The learning goals for the program include: a history of the nonprofit sector, nonprofit board member roles and responsibilities, effective nonprofit board practices, and how to navigate being a BIPOC nonprofit board member. Topics discussed during each session are meant to deepen understanding of the basics of nonprofit board services, roles, responsibilities, trends, and best practices. You will also have access to an extended network with opportunities for continued collaboration.
We are proud to partner with Adelante Partners Inc. in the development and management of this program.
Adelante Partners is a mission-driven company that provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations.
For more information about Adelante Partners, click here.