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Lab: Board Recruitment

  • Arts & Business Council of Chicago 444 N. Wabash Ave, Lower Level Event Space Chicago, IL 60611 (map)
Speaker: Carrie Spitler, Executive Director, Snow City Arts

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Are you looking to strategically grow your board? Do you know how to position yourself for prospective board members?

The learning objectives of this lab include how to:

  • Determine the right size and composition of your board
  • Evaluate the strengths & weaknesses of your board and identify gaps
  • Build a recruitment plan to attract new board members

This hands-on lab is geared toward board and staff members of small nonprofit arts and cultural nonprofit organizations.  You will walk away with a better sense of what types of board members you need and how to recruit them.

Space is limited, so register today!

Price: $35/person

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Speaker Bio
Carrie Spitler joined Snow City Arts as Executive Director in 2013 and has led the organization through strategic planning, strengthened assessment efforts, board development, increased fundraising capacity to fully support the mission and the expansion to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.  She was selected through a competitive process for the University of Chicago’s inaugural cohort of the 2015 Chicago Leadership Academy. Prior to joining Snow City Arts, Carrie serve for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, a social justice and popular education literary arts organization, and as Publisher of the Journal of Ordinary Thought. From 1997 to 2002, she was the Director of Development at Access Living. Carrie holds a BS in Political Science from Central Michigan University, and a Certificate in Baking and Pastry from Kendall College.