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How to Assess, Nominate, and Develop a Top Notch Nonprofit Board

This training will invite participants to consider a process that can assess and evaluate their present board and identify skills and talents needed in future board members. This training will also review a process for nomination and recruitment of future board members.

When: Thursday, September 26th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Room
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Jack Bender
Contact: Samantha Amick

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Member: $75.00
Non-Member: $225.00
Student Member: $25.00


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Establishing criteria for the evaluation/assessment of your present board members.
  • Identifying the attributes and talents that are needed in new board members to accomplish your Core Values, Vision and Mission for your organization.
  • Nominating and recruiting new board members.
  • Develop a snapshot in the form of a PP Presentation of how to do a good board orientation.  

ABN Leadership Certificate:

This workshop counts as 3 credits towards the ABN Leadership Certificate. To receive this certificate, a participant must earn 18 credits (six qualifying courses) within a two-year period. Credits are tracked on individual sub-accounts (not admin accounts) as course credit stays with the individual. For more information, contact Samantha Amick at


SHRM Credits:

Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in How to Assess, Nominate, and Develop a Top Notch Nonprofit Board is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit




This course is intended for intermediate professionals with 1-2 years’ experience in the topic. Please keep in mind, the levels are simply a guideline. Please contact Samantha Amick at for specific questions about the level of this course.



Jack Bender graduated from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas With degrees in Psychology and Business.  He completed a Masters in Human Resource Development through University Associates in San Diego, California.  Jack spent 37 years in non-profit work with the Young Men’s Christian Association.  He began as a program director in Amarillo, Texas for three years.  He started the YMCA in a small town (Henderson) in East Texas where he spent six years. Then, became a Branch Executive and Vice President for the Atlanta Metro YMCA where he served eight years.  He served on the National Staff of the YMCA of the USA (three years) working with the YMCAs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. In 1988 be became the Chief Executive Officer of the Knoxville Metro YMCA serving 13 years then returned to the YMCA of the USA working with all the YMCAs in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina Before retiring from the YMCA in 2006. Jack retired from the YMCA in 2006 but still consults (part-time) with nonprofit organizations especially in the areas of Board Development; Core Values, Vision and Mission Development and Strategic Goal Development. He is passionate about helping organizations develop processes for involving volunteers. Jack strongly believes that there is no deeper commitment an organization can have than when someone “sincerely” volunteers to assist the organization in fulfilling its Core Values, Vision and Mission. He believes good board development is one of the most if not the most important keys to assuring the long-term future of any nonprofit organization. Jack is a family guy. He has three married children and seven grandchildren.  When not spending time with his family or consulting he is involved in church activities, boating (loves the VOL NAVY) and traveling. Jack lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and is convinced that Knoxville and its surrounding areas are the best places in the world to live. 


Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the training you wish to attend.

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