Boarding 101: An orientation to nonprofit board service

Have you recently joined a nonprofit Board, or are you thinking about joining one? Would you like to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of volunteer trustees? Marlboro's three-hour workshop will help you become better acquainted with organizational types, board roles and responsibilities, and how to make board service rewarding and enjoyable.

We would be happy to bring Boarding 101 to your community. Learn more about becoming a local host.

Costs & Registration

Please contact Kate Jellema for pricing.

We are grateful to the financial support from National Life Group Foundation which allows us to keep these trainings affordable.

Who should attend this workshop?

This lively introduction to nonprofit board work is designed for people who are seeking an orientation to board service. It would be helpful for those who have just joined a board or are relatively new to board service, people considering board work, or trustees of a new or transitioning organization. It is also helpful for executive directors seeking clarity on the role of the board.

A skilled presenter, a celebrity panel of local nonprofit leaders, the answers to all the questions you have and even some you didn't know you have, plus a chance to network with fellow trustees will make this training fun and engaging.

If you have any questions about whether this workshop is right for your organization, please contact Kate Jellema at or (802) 451-7510.


Jim LeFevre

Jim LeFevre is a consultant to nonprofit organizations - focusing especially on strategic planning, board governance and merger/alliance development. He has worked with more than a hundred organizations over the past thirty years.These clients include statewide land trusts and humanities councils, museums, health care organizations, international family planning organizations, and Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the United States.

In 1992, Jim wrote Redirecting Boards: A New Vision of Governance for Planned Parenthood.  Jim was the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for 18 years and worked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in New York City as its interim President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategic Officer.

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, grant-seeking, board development, marketing earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation. Over the past fifteen years, Andy has worked with organizations in 47 US states and Canada. He specializes in the needs of groups working for human rights, social justice, environmental conservation, historic preservation, and community development.

Andy is the author of several books. His most recent, How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone, is designed for small groups with limited experience doing major gifts campaigns. Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out) features the work of two dozen progressive organizations that create and sell goods and services to support and extend their missions. Big Gifts for Small Groups, Grassroots Grants and Great Boards for Small Groups are classic guides for smaller nonprofits. Andy is also a frequent contributor to Grassroots Fundraising Journal, a publication focused on the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building.