Fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit emphasizes getting your board ‘on board’

By: Staff Reports
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More than 250 board members and executives from 60 nonprofit organizations will learn about fortifying and amplifying board effectiveness in leadership and fund development during Placer Community Foundation’s fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

The summit is from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Hills’ Orchard Creek Lodge.

Chuck V. Loring, from the Indianapolis and Ft. Lauderdale-based firm of Loring, Sternberg & Associates, will talk about the board’s role in nonprofit fundraising and planned giving, intentional year-round board recruitment and effective board meetings.

“Nonprofit board members are often enthusiastic about the intentions of their organization. However, it takes more than enthusiasm to cultivate the success of a nonprofit organization,” said Placer Community Foundation board chairwoman Pam Constantino. “Placer Community Foundation is eager for Mr. Loring to share a variety of tools and applications our nonprofit community can utilize to positively impact the financial health of their organization.”

Community Foundation CEO Veronica Blake added, “Continued training is an essential element to the health of any organization. The goal of this summit is to teach the practical skills to the leaders of our nonprofit sector so it will continue to thrive.”

Placer Community Foundation is holding this all-day summit free of charge to nonprofits operating in western Placer County through gifts made to the foundation’s Community Leadership Fund and through the following local sponsors: First 5 of Placer County, JMC Homes, Robert Kemp Community Fund, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, The Charles and Gail Muskavitch Foundation, Rabobank, Teichert Foundation, U.S. Bank, Westpark Communities, Placer County Employees Fund, Armrod Charitable Foundation, AT&T, Azeveda & Associates Inc., Bank of America, ClipperCreek Inc., Community 1st Bank, First Northern Bank, Five Star Bank, HomeTown Realtors, Leo W. Ryan and Geraldine Suskin Community Fund, PRIDE Industries, Propp Christensen Caniglia LLP, Tri Counties Bank, Placer County Water Agency and Recology Auburn Placer

Placer Community Foundation provides regular trainings and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations experiencing growing public demand for programs and services. To learn more about establishing charitable funds or Friday’s meeting, visit or contact Veronica Blake at, or (530) 885-4920.