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Louisiana Trust Hosting 1.5 Day Statewide Non-Profit Board Training

While this 1.5-day workshop will be highlighting topics for preservation and preservation-related organizations (historical societies, museums, Main Street organizations, etc), much of the information discussed and evaluated during the workshop is applicable to all types of non-profits here in Louisiana.

The goals of the Better Boards Training include:

· To increase the capacity of Louisiana historic preservation-related and nonprofit organizations by strengthening the skills and strategies practiced by high functioning and effective teams.

· To support and enhance the Louisiana network of preservation organizations, staff, and volunteer leaders through constructive conversations about challenges and solutions to shared organizational challenges and development issues.

The workshop will be facilitated by Esther Hall to review key items such as

· Assessment Tools

· Skill Development

· Meetings that Matter

· New Organizational Model

· Networking Opportunities and more.

About our speaker:

Esther Hall has been involved in nonprofit work for decades, both as an executive director and active volunteer. She has served as board president and chaired nominating, strategic planning, and resource development committees, and led a capital campaign. Her work experience spans municipal and state government, the arts and museums, non-profits, and foundations. Esther was affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation beginning in 1991 and is the author of Investing in Volunteers: A Guide to Effective Volunteer Management published as part of the National Trust’s Preservation Book Series. She has provided consultation and training for statewide and local preservation organizations throughout the country. Currently, Esther serves as the Chair of the City of Raleigh Historic Resources and Museums Advisory Board.

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