Application period open for Winter Gulf Coast Board Institute presented by Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Deadline for applying is Dec. 12

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The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is accepting applications for its February 2022, in-person Winter Gulf Coast Board Institute (GCBI), the Foundation has announced.

The overview for the Institute is available at, a news release notes.

“This high-demand program is delivered through Gulf Coast’s Invest in Incredible consultants to new and veteran nonprofit board members in the Gulf Coast region,” the release explains. “The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for nonprofit board members” is Sunday, Dec. 12. The online application is available at

“I’d be hard-pressed to identify a more important investment Gulf Coast can make in our community than ensuring strong board governance at our region’s nonprofits,” said Mark Pritchett, president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, in the release. “We encourage new and veteran board members to consider applying for this valuable training.”

The group will participate in training experiences through four consecutive Fridays, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 25, at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation headquarters, which is located at 601 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice, the release continues. Among the topics will be fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, and how to create a highly functioning and engaged board, the release adds. Training will be led by BoardSource-certified consultants who are part of Gulf Coast’s Invest in Incredible nonprofit capacity-building initiative, the release points out.

“Participants will be selected through a competitive process with the intent of creating a group of individuals with a variety of experiences,” the release explains. “Gulf Coast provides all training and resources at no cost to participants in exchange for their commitment to serve as advocates for good board governance in current and future nonprofit board roles.” Applicants must be active board members at nonprofits in the region to be considered, the release says. “Because of intense demand for this high-quality training opportunity, applicants also must sign a commitment that they will attend all four days of training if selected.”

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