UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites non-profit organizations within Union County to attend a free workshop focused on Board Development. Participants will learn specific ways to strengthen and grow their organization.

The workshop, titled “Board Members Are People Too,” will take place on Monday, October 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hall Wagon Shed, located at 1003 Morris Avenue, in Union. 

 “The Freeholder Board is proud to offer this professional development opportunity to our grant awardees and other non-profits in Union County,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “It is important that these organizations are equipped with the skills needed to provide the best services and opportunities for Union County residents.”

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The workshop is open to all arts and history organizations, especially those receiving grants through Union County’s HEART, Local Art Programs, and History Grant initiatives. Other non-profit organizations located in Union County may also attend. 

The workshop will be conducted by Pat Bohse, a management consultant with more than three decades of experience working with non-profits. Ms. Bohse is a nationally recognized speaker who provides services such as training and workshops, and facilitates retreats related to board development, team building, fundraising, staff development and more. 

Attendees will learn:

  • How to do a board audit
  • How to understand the importance of by-laws and having a strategic plan
  • How to develop job descriptions for board members, officers, and committees
  • The how-to’s of recruiting, retaining, and rewarding both board members and volunteers

Resources and tools will be provided. The event is free, however online pre-registration is required athttps://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/board-members-are-people-too/.

The workshop is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. It is presented through the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, a division of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

For more information call the County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or emailMartha Sturm at msturm@ucnj.org.