Board Training Program Presented by I Live Here I Give Here

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (9:15 AM - 5:00 PM) (CDT)


Shape the future of Central Texas.

The Board Training Program cultivates the next generation of philanthropists, board members and community leaders for Central Texas. Nonprofits need diverse and informed community leaders to steward their missions. Produced in partnership with Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College, Austin Young Chamber, Courtney Clark, Impact Austin, and The New Philanthropists, the program creates civic leaders who are immediately prepared to serve our community by connecting local professionals with Austin area nonprofits in need of well-prepared board members. Participants leave the program ready to commit their time and leadership skills to a cause they are passionate about.

The Board Training Program consists of two levels of learning: instruction focused on the application of best-practices in a nonprofit board setting, and practical learning with current nonprofit staff and board members. During the sessions, participants will hear from nonprofit experts who give a real-world context to the material.

Please note you will be redirected to an external website to complete the application. Applications are due by Friday, October 21st.


Topics covered by experts in the field include: the nonprofit cycle and board responsibilities, how to identify your cause, diversity and inclusion, as well as governance and fiduciary responsibilities.

In-Person: 9:15 am - 5 pm (includes a happy hour meet and greet with nonprofit leaders)

Virtual: 9:45 am - 3:30 pm


  • 9:15 - 9:45 am: Registration
  • 9:45 am: CEO Welcome - Courtney Manuel, Chief Executive Officer at Live Here I Give Here
  • 10:00 am: Intro to Board Service - Courtney Clark, Motivational Speaker at Courtney Clark and Associates
  • 10:45 am: Governance vs. Management - Courtney Clark, Motivational Speaker at Courtney Clark and Associates    
  • 12:00 pm: Box Lunch Pick Up and Break
  • 12:30 pm: Your Role as a Fundraiser - Erin Ajayi, Senior Director of Development at I Live Here I Give Here
  • 1:15 pm: Break
  • 1:30 pm: DEIB in Nonprofit Boards - Dr. Todd Suddeth, Senior Instructor for the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Founder and Director for Equity Leadership Consulting, LLC
  • 2:30 pm: Professional and Personal Benefits of Nonprofit Board Service Panel moderated by Joel Coffman, Executive Director of RecognizeGood and I Live Here I Give Here Board Member
    • Featured Panelists: 
      • Jessica Chen, Founder/Chief Financial Officer Founder/Chief Financial at Officer Achieve Wealth Technologies, Inc.
      • Lillian Diaz Gray, Vice President, Austin Premier Advisor at Truist
      • Sharad Mudhol, Principal at smartDigs Austin
      • Joana Ortiz, President and CEO at Austin Young Chamber
  • 3:15 pm: Closing Remarks, Next Steps, and Meet and Greet Details 
  • 3:30 pm - 5 pm: Meet and Greet with Nonprofit Track


In-person is $175 per participant. Virtual is $75 per participant. Scholarships are available. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship to cover the cost of the program, please indicate that on the application form.

If you are an Austin Young Chamber member, please email mel@austinyoungchamber.org for a $25 off discount code.

Please note you will be redirected to an external website to complete the application.

If you have questions or for more information about getting involved, email Christian Wells at Christian@ILiveHereIGiveHere.org or call 512-717-4194.

Commons Conference Center
Commons Conference Center, 10100 Burnet Rd Building 137
Austin, TX 78758 United States
Event Contact
Mel Martin
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (9:15 AM - 5:00 PM) (CDT)

This year’s program will offer an in-person and virtual option on Wednesday, November 2 at the UT Commons Conference Center:

In-Person: 9:15 am - 5 pm (includes a happy hour meet and greet with nonprofit leaders)

Virtual: 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

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