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YP Nonprofit Board Prep Program

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Name: YP Nonprofit Board Prep Program
Date: September 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Young Professionals of Manitowoc County Nonprofit Board Prep Program is a comprehensive training program for individuals who are interested in serving on nonprofit boards. It was created as an exciting opportunity for young professionals to leverage their leadership skills- and gain an understanding for what it takes to become successful non-profit board members.

A secondary goal of the program and of the Young Professionals of Manitowoc County is to increase the leadership roles of the young professionals within Manitowoc County's nonprofit sectors.

This program is a four-session series taking place from noon- 1:00 PM at Beacon Organizational Consulting, located at 814 Washington Street, Manitowoc. Participants must attend at least 75% of the workshops to receive a certificate of completion.

September 14, 2018: Registration deadline
September 19, 2018: Session 1- Overview of Nonprofit Boards

The board prep training sessions are led by local community leaders who are experienced in serving on a variety of nonprofit boards within Manitowoc County.

The fee to participate in this training program is $40 per individual. Lunch and training materials for each session are included in the registration fee.

Meet our speakers
Overview of Nonprofit Boards

Sandy Hardrath
Sandy Hardrath, Branch Manager & Account Executive at Ansay & Associates LLC, Manitowoc office services clients across the State of Wisconsin.  She has worked as an Independent Insurance Agent for her entire career, helping customers every day to protect and grow their version of the American Dream.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Manitowoc County she has a passion for being involved in the community serving on various non-profit boards which include the Chamber of Manitowoc County, In-Courage(formerly DVC),Ascend Services (formerly Holiday House of Manitowoc), Shady Lane/Laurel Grove, Farm WI Discovery Education Center and  the State Board of Professional Insurance Agents. She also serves on committees for Progress Lakeshore and Independent Insurance Agents of WI.
Through her career she has obtained designations as Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) and Accredited Insurance Advisor (AAI). In 2014 she received awards as Professional Insurance Agent of the Year Award for the State of Wisconsin and Athena Leadership Award.  She was also a Chamber of Manitowoc Future 15 award winner in 2010.
Sandy and her husband Dave are lifelong residence of Manitowoc County.  Happiest moments always include family.  As part of a very large family there is usually a family member involved in most everything she does.

Theresa Collins
Theresa Collins is the President and CEO of Beacon Organizational Consulting. She brings over 13 years of experience in the nonprofit and organizational development industries. She holds a Master's degree in Management & Organizational Development with a Training emphasis and a double Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Change & Development with a Law & Justice emphasis. Theresa has extensive professional and personal experience specifically in the areas of homelessness, child abuse and neglect, foster care resources, youth services, mental health clubhouses, community action programs, and business development. She has raised millions of dollars to fund community projects, events, and services. Community service and involvement are key values for Theresa. She is currently an active national and chapter member of the Grant Professionals Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a board member of Foster Families & Friends, founding board member with the Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County, a mayor-appointed member of the Citizen Advisory Council for the city of Manitowoc, a Future 15 Award recipient of the Chamber's Young Professionals, and has also served on the boards of a mental health clubhouse and Boys & Girls Club, among others. 


Tracy Milkowski
Tracy Milkowski currently serves as Vice President for Advancement and External Relations at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.  Tracy has nearly 10 years of experience in fundraising and more than 20 years of experience in higher education.  She started her career in health care, and after 15 years she was presented with an opportunity that would lead her to a new career path in fundraising.  Tracy's primary career experience is in the following areas: health care, fundraising, higher education, strategic planning, mentorship, capital campaigns and non-profit board service. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon and her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.

Financial Management

Lacey Silbernagel
Lacey has more than 10 years of tax and accounting experience working with closely held businesses. She provides tax planning and compliance services to a wide variety of clients and is skilled in reviewing individual and corporate tax returns. She interacts regularly with loan officers, trust officers, insurance professionals and state authorities. Lacey is a member of the firm's Not-For-Profi t team, and stays up-to-date on changing tax laws and reporting requirements that impact not-for-profi t organizations. She serves as a tax resource for clients and team members as she advises on proper reporting and helps minimize the effect of unrelated business income activities. Lacey works with a number of not-for-profi t organizations, including public charities, private foundations, professional organizations and individuals. Lacey has been with Schenck since 2004, and became a manager in 2012. She is also a member of Schenck's Agriculture & Food Processing team.

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

Jeff Dunn
Jeff?s practice focuses on a variety of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general business law. Jeff also advises clients on business planning issues such as entity selection and formation; and business planning and succession.

Strategic Planning

Brenda Georgenson
Brenda Georgenson is the Director of Quality Management and IT at Felician Village. She is certified through the American Society for Quality as both a Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence and Certified Quality Auditor. She has over 30-years of experience in quality management in both the manufacturing and healthcare industries. She has worked as a quality consultant, conducted SWOT Analysis in a variety of settings, developed and managed Strategic Planning processes and managed numerous continual improvement projects.

The Beacon Organizational Consulting
814 Washington St.,
Manitowoc, WI 54220
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