FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2008

CONTACT: Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Register Now to “Get on Board” For Non-Profit Management Workshop, May 21

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Are you a member of a non-profit organization’s board of trustees and wonder what you’re expected to do? Are you the chairperson of a nominating committee of a non-profit and need tips on how to recruit new members? These questions and others will be answered at “Get on Board,” a workshop offered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, May 21, at the Jewish Community Center, 1391 South Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains.

The program, which runs from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., is coordinated by the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs in the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal. Board presidents, board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers of arts, cultural, history and service organizations are invited to attend the workshop.

Pat Bohse, CEO of Bohse and Associates, a New Jersey-based management consulting firm, will introduce workshop attendees to the fundamentals of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and by examining strategies for building effective board structures.

“Many people are generous and give their time and talent to serve on a non-profit organization’s board,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “Ms. Bohse will describe and clarify the roles and responsibilities of board members so they can work together to accomplish the organization’s goals and ensure the group’s success.”

The registration form and fee of $15.00 should be sent by May 16th to the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. The fee for additional members from the same organization is $10.00. Please make checks payable to the County of Union.

To receive a registration form or additional information, contact the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or culturalinfo@ucnj.org.  NJ Relay users dial 711.