FREE! Should I Join That Nonprofit Board?

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with Cindy Wilcox
Thursday, December 14, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free, registration is suggested but not required

Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below)
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Being a board member of a nonprofit organization is a rewarding experience. It is also a commitment of time, talent, and resources. How do you know if it’s right for you?

This information session will provide helpful guidance as you consider nonprofit board service. You will learn about different types of organizations, explore what joining a board really means, and learn how to determine if board service is right for you.

At the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand what a nonprofit board of directors is – and why organizations need them
  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board member
  • Learn what questions to ask a organization– and yourself – when considering board service
  • Familiarize yourself with different types of organizations in Tompkins County and the region

There will be ample time for Q&A throughout the session.

About the Presenter:
Cindy Wilcox serves as the Director of Leadership Development and Consulting Services for the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, an organization that works to enhance the health and human services delivery systems in the region. She also provides independent consulting services with expertise in board development, strategic planning, systems design, and performance improvement.

Cindy has over 20 years of leadership experience, serving in executive positions in health and hospital administration and higher education. She earned her undergraduate degree in health services administration from Ithaca College and her master’s degree in public administration from SUNY Brockport. She is a certified facilitator in total quality management, a certified trainer for TeamSTEPPS System for Healthcare, and a graduate of the HERS Management Institute for Women in Higher Education. She currently serves as board president of Unity House of Cayuga County and is involved with many local causes including Relay for Life, Moms for Play, St. Joseph’s School, and others.

Register online at If you are unable to register online please call 607.273.8686 or

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

Parking and Directions

The Coalition is a United Way agency.

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