Mission Accomplished:

BOLD Leadership for Nonprofit Board Chairs

Real life lessons for leading a nonprofit board to success in Greater Cincinnati.

Mission Accomplished class Jan. 2024

Doing good work for our community shouldn’t be this difficult.

But running a nonprofit board has never been tougher. 

COVID-19. The economy. Endless distractions. Well-intentioned but disconnected board members focused on their smartphones instead of your mission.

“Mission Accomplished” is a half-day master class exclusively for nonprofit board chairs and vice-chairs. Covering everything from working with the CEO to building an engaged board, the focus is practical solutions to persistent problems facing board leaders. 

Jay Shatz

Powered by the Leadership Council for Nonprofits, this workshop is led by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Jay Shatz. With more than 25 years of nonprofit experience including two stints as a board chair, Jay promises no blindfolds or trust falls, just ready-to-use advice from a team of experts inspired to rally your board around your mission.

When: January 31, 2024, 12 noon - 4 pm 

Where: UC’s Digital Futures Building in Avondale

Who: Nonprofit Board Chairs/Vice Chairs (current or incoming)

Exclusive enrollment is limited to 30 leaders.

Cost per person: $300 for Leadership Council members*/$400 for non-LC applicants

*If you are not sure, please verify membership with the executive director of your organization or email before registering.

Cost includes lunch, Board Chair handbook, and online resource guide.

Mission Accomplished will return in Fall 2024. Please check back for registration.


We are delighted to share that our friends at Clark Schaefer Hackett are sponsoring this brand new program to take your board leadership to the next level! 

Mission Accomplished Jan. 2024

Topics include:

The Board Chair and Executive Committee Role

  • Stepping up and leading 

Working with the CEO: Who Does What?

  • The most important partnership

Board Engagement

  • What’s working on other boards to focus on mission and limit distractions

Follow the Law 

  • Avoiding trouble and yet another crisis

The Toughest Ask

  • Proven methods transforming board members into comfortable, consistent fundraisers 

Succession: Not Just a Good TV Series  

  • Developing and recruiting your replacements

Crisis Solved

  • Top 5 issues facing you and your classmates with solutions offered

All BOLD. No Bull. Mission Accomplished.