VNB Community Counts: CNE Board Development Academy

June 18, 2010

Community Counts gives you a chance to learn more about the people and the organizations that have a positive impact on our community. This week we feature the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and its Board Development Academy.

The center's Wendy Brown joins CBS19's Bo Sykes to talk more about the academy, which just graduated its first class.

The first class of 25 up-and-coming leaders in the Charlottesville community graduated in mid-June and will move on to become new board members for the CNE's nonprofit organizations.

The academy is a nine-month program that brings together individuals from across central Virginia who want to learn how to become better board members. At the end of the process, the academy members' names are entered in the "board bank", which is an online tool that helps the community identify people who want to be board members and organizations that are seeking board members.

The CNE is a local resource center designed to bring local, regional and national resources to a single place. By making these resources more readily available, area nonprofits will save time and money and be able to focus on maximizing their potential.

For more information on the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and its upcoming events, visit its website or call 434-244-3330.

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