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New Webinar Helps Nonprofit Directors and Boards

Arkansas Arts Council - Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Brenda MauldinThe Arkansas Arts Council will host a new GetSmART! webinar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, to help executive directors and board chairs of nonprofit organizations learn to build and maintain an effective board.

Brenda Mauldin, owner of Brenda Long Mauldin Grant Writing & Development Consulting, will lead the two-hour, online workshop, “Build an Effective Board for Your Organization.” The webinar is free, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 100 registrants.

Participants will learn how to develop a workable process to recruit new board members and to maintain a pipeline of strong, potential candidates for the future. Learn how to analyze and target what skills are needed for an effective board and how to incorporate diversity among board members. Nonprofit organizations can use these techniques to help fund and support their missions.

Mauldin will share information on the following:

  • Board responsibilities
  • Basic recruitment tips
  • The importance of board training
  • The board’s role in fundraising
  • Board evaluation

Mauldin has more than 25 years of fundraising experience in Central Arkansas. She has worked for a variety of organizations and has helped secure funding for the arts, youth, hospice programs and more. She has firsthand experience in nonprofit management, administration, strategic planning, volunteer management, board development and fundraising. Mauldin, who currently lives in Benton, is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Registration for the webinar is free and available at arkansasarts.org.The GetSmART! Learning Series offers affordable or free workshops that cover art-related and professional-development topics for artists and nonprofit organizations.

Please contact the Arkansas Arts Council for technical or accessibility considerations. For more information, contact Janet Perkins at 501-324-9775 or janet.perkins@arkansas.gov. To learn more about Brenda Mauldin, visit her website at www.blmfundraising.com.