Board Academy

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

CSU San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, Markstein Hall 125, San Marcos, CA 92096


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Sitting on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization is a rewarding way to give back to your community. It’s also a prestigious way to develop your leadership skills and expand your networks.

Board Academy is a two-day training program designed to educate you about a director’s roles and responsibilities and provide you with useful tools to succeed in that role. Participants who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of participation.

Session 1 will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, and Session 2 will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Each session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Session topics include:

Session 1: Board Roles and Responsibilities, Strategic Planning, and Fundraising

Session 2: Public Policy, Building Your Board, and Grant Writing

All sessions will be held at CSU San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, Markstein Hall 125, San Marcos, CA 92096. Each session includes complimentary parking, morning light bites, water, coffee, tea, and lunch.


Eva Matthews has over 22 years of experience in programmatic and research grant development. Her work with research teams at Yale University and the University of Arizona as a Cancer Research Training Award Intern and Independent Contractor at the National Cancer Institute, as a grant writer, and now as the Associate Director of Grants Management at Family Health Centers of San Diego, has provided her a deep understanding grant development process. In her work, she has collaborated with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to develop interventions and programs as well as the funding proposals to support these vital activities. With a Master of Public Health and extensive training in evaluation, Eva has woven this education and her work experience into grant development for Federal, State, County, City and Private Foundation funding mechanisms. At the core of Eva’s work has always been a passion for community health, social justice and creative problem-solving.
Learn about “Strategic Planning” from Pat Libby during Session 1 of 2 at JLSD’s Board Academy! Pat Libby is a management consultant to nonprofits and philanthropies who views the work of nonprofit organizations through the kaleidoscope of her experiences as a long-time CEO, board member, academic and consultant to innumerable organizations. Pat has served as the founding director of The Nonprofit Institute for 14 years at the University of San Diego. In 2017, Pat received the inaugural “Libby Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership.” Pat is also the author of two books: The Lobbying Strategy Handbook and Nonprofit Management.
Understand more on “Fundraising” and “Five Tips on How to Engage Anyone at Anytime” with Dierdre Maloney during Session 1 of 2 at JLSD’s Board Academy! Dierdre helps organizations exceed their goals, and helps their leaders sleep better at night! She does this through her work as a published author, national speaker, and proud president of Momentum, LLC. Through customized trainings, facilitated group discussions, and marketing services, Dierdre helps nonprofits, associations and companies get motivated and get moving. As a result, she brings a unique, empathetic understanding of the challenges facing any workplace, and knows what it takes to find true success.
Click here to view Linda’s bio.

Linda Spuck


This valuable opportunity is open to the public. Admission to both sessions is $200 for the public, or either Session 1 or 2 may be purchased for $125.00. League members enjoy discounted rates; Please log in to your member profile to be able to view member rates on this page.

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JLSD members should purchase the ticket(s) that say “members only.”