Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance CEO Hopes Board Institute Becomes Annual Event

by Lee Hogan  on Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 4:12 pm  

Stephanie Meincke

AB: What's been the reaction of boards you spoke with?

SM: There has been a lot of positive reaction, as far as topic area and the partnership with the Junior League goes. The Junior League is highly-esteemed, and people are excited about us teaming up to do this. There are a lot of dedicated board members and having this capacity to train is very welcome.

AB: Upon completion, what do you want participants to be able to take with them to their boards?

SM: I want them to select the board that fits their cause, and way of working. When they attend that first meeting, I want them to know what their responsibilities are and how to ensure the nonprofit is sustainable. Furthermore, if board members are trained and know why they are there, they stay longer. You get a more stable, cohesive board this way.

More Information

Anyone serving or interested in serving as a nonprofit board member is invited to attend. The cost is $125 for Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance or Junior League of Little Rock members and $175 for non-members. Dinner and a handbook will be provided at each session.

Registration for the course is open until March 31 and is limited to 40 participants. At last check, Meincke said about 25 people were registered.

For more information or to register, visit, or contact Angie Albright at (501) 375-1223 or



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