Community Development


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June 13, 2011

Richmond Fed Holding Workshop on Nonprofit Leadership

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond will hold a workshop for nonprofit organizations seeking to recruit business and financial professionals to their boards. The workshop, "BoardLink: Connecting Richmond's Banking Talent to Our Nonprofit Sector," is scheduled for June 16, from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Fed.

The goal of the workshop is to help nonprofits recruit a new group of emerging leaders who can use their business and financial expertise to make a difference in the community. Organizations continue to grapple with how to remain viable despite budget cuts, declines in fundraising and leadership changes. Participants will learn what it means to be an effective leader in today's challenging economic environment.

Alan Hutson, adjunct faculty with Nonprofit Learning Point, will lead a discussion that covers the building blocks of board service, including fundamentals of governance, structure and practices, and roles and responsibilities. The workshop will close with a networking activity to facilitate conversations between prospective board members and nonprofit leaders.

The Federal Reserve continues its efforts to utilize its strengths as a research institution, combined with our Community Development outreach and programming, to assist nonprofits in their efforts to better serve our communities.

This is the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's fourth such event for nonprofit organizations in the greater Richmond area. Previous events covered topics on succession planning, effective communication, and fundraising and strategic planning.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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