The second of four bilingual education seminars in the Leadville Leads! series will be held Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in the Pinnacle Resource Center. The focus of this seminar will be volunteer recruitment.

Lake County is fortunate to have a strong and collaborative nonprofit community that is committed to strengthening the lives of current and future residents. One of the essential functions of a nonprofit is to have a governance board and these boards are strongest when they represent the community and/or clients that the organization exists to serve. 

Local leaders are developing this education series to create awareness of the nonprofit sector and have a local option for professional development for volunteer board members. With a diversity of experience, expertise and perspectives, a nonprofit is in a stronger position to plan, manage risk, make prudent decisions and take full advantage of opportunities. Furthermore, a diverse board is sensitive to cultural differences and has a stronger capacity to be in touch with community needs.

The guest presenter will be Renny Fagan, former president and CEO of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Fagan is a former state legislator, director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, deputy attorney general and state director for U.S. Senator Ken Salazar.

He serves on the boards of Mile High United Way, Colorado Channel Authority, the Colorado Education Initiative and the Jefferson Human Services Foundation. Fagan was formerly a board member and chair of the National Council of Nonprofits and served one term on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. A Colorado native, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Northwestern University.

Leadville Leads! is made possible by the generous support of the Anschutz Family Foundation, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Climax Molybdenum and the Lake County Community Fund.

To register, please visit Lake County Community Fund’s website at https://lakecountycommunityfund.org/. Contact John McMurtry at 970-393-4335 or director@lakecountycommunityfund.org with questions. 

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