Apply for NTL

Mission & Purpose:
  1. Increase inclusiveness and diversity on non-profit boards;
  2. Increase the pool of effective board members;
  3. Enhance the pool of new leaders in the community;
  4. Educate and inspire those who participate;
  5. Provide quality training to individuals in the community.
Program details:
  • You would commit to 9 consecutive 2.5 hour sessions (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm). The 9th session is a graduation celebration.
  • The sessions will take place on Wednesdays in a conference space at 126 N. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
  • Cost is $75.00 total (scholarships are available).
  • Do NOT submit payment with application. You will be notified about how to pay if you are accepted into the program.
  • Dinner & materials included during each session.
  • Each session will be facilitated by local leaders and professionals.
  • Graduates will receive a Board Certification Diploma.
  • Applications due by August 8th, 2022.

*By submitting an application, you consent to receive communications from The Gifford Foundation.

Program Schedule (click to expand)

Week 1

  • Sept. 14th, 2022, “How Board’s Add Value”

Week 2

  • Sept. 21st, 2022, “ABC’s of Boardsmanship”

Week 3

  • Sept. 28th, 2022, “Group Dynamics”

Week 4

  • Oct. 5th, 2022, “Planting a Tree of Diversity”

Week 5

  • Oct. 12th, 2022, “Lifecycles of a Nonprofit”

Week 6

  • Oct. 19th, 2022, “Collaborations & Conflict Resolution”

Week 7

  • Oct. 26th, 2022, “Networking: How to Work the Room”

Week 8

  • Nov. 2nd, 2022, “Making the Connection”

Week 9

  • Nov. 9th, 2022, “Graduation Celebration”

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