Workshop for nonprofit board members

Volunteer organizations often struggle to find and keep board members. That’s why Indiana Landmarks is sponsoring a Board Management Best Practices Workshop on Tuesday, April 17, in Columbus. The two-hour session is open to members of neighborhood organizations and other small non-profits.

Workshop leader Rebecca Kirby of Metamorphosis Change Agents, an expert in increasing the effectiveness of grassroots nonprofit groups, will reveal tactics that can make boards—and organizations—more successful.

“Volunteering for community boards can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a person’s life. At the same time, the complexities of board expectations along with simply getting the work done can be daunting for those volunteering for even those most highly organized and successful organizations,” says Kirby.

Topics covered in the workshop include developing dynamic boards, defining board responsibilities, and dealing with difficult personalities. Scenarios from actual boards provide examples of effective management.

Cost of the Board Management Workshop is $10 per person. Although the workshop is part of the Preserving Historic Places Conference, held April 17-20 in Columbus, people may register for the workshop only at or by calling 317-639-4534.

WHAT: Board Management Best Practices Workshop

WHEN: April 17, 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: First Christian Church, 531 5th Street, Columbus, Indiana

COST: $10 per person


WHO: Board Management Best Practices Workshop is offered by Indiana Landmarks’ Affiliate Council, made up of local historic preservation organizations throughout the state. The workshop is part of the Preserving Historic Places conference staged by Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Indiana Landmarks, and Indiana University with support from the National Park Service and Columbus Area Visitors Center.


Media contact: Suzanne Stanis, Indiana Landmarks Director of Heritage Education, 317-639-4534 / 800-450-4534,


Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For more information on the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit

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