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Board Bootcamp Launches, Empowering Young & Emerging  Local Leaders 

Kankakee, IL. - A new program called Board Bootcamp is set to launch in January of  2023. This four-session training is designed to equip professionals in Kankakee and  Iroquois Counties with the skills and knowledge to serve effectively on nonprofit boards. 

Board Bootcamp will cover diverse aspects of board service – broken down to be simple  and easy to understand. Attendees will hear from current nonprofit board members,  network with community leaders, and learn how they can best contribute to the  enhancement of our local nonprofit organizations. 

Board Bootcamp is set to kick off its inaugural cohort on January 17th, 2024,  continuing on January 31st, February 14th, and concluding February 28th. Sessions will  take place from 8-9:30 AM at Riverside Medical Center's Johnson Lecture Hall. Cost  per-participant is only $40 for all four sessions. 

Register to join the first-ever Board Bootcamp cohort! 

Board Bootcamp is a joint initiative of the Community Foundation of Kankakee River  Valley, the United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties, with support from the  Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. The goal of this effort is to strengthen our  community's nonprofit leadership, engage fresh voices in board service, and to build a  strong foundation for participants’ community engagement and impact. 

Any questions? Nicole Smolkovich, 815-939-1611, ext 101 



Nov 29, 2023 

About the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley 

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds, over time, substantial endowment  funds for the community. It seeks to bring together individuals and organizations to identify and  understand community issues and grant-making opportunities to enhance the quality of life in  Kankakee and Iroquois Counties today and for future generations. For more information, visit 

About United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties 

United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties mobilizes caring people to invest in communities  where resources are needed most. Through collaboration with service providers, businesses,  philanthropists, and local institutions, United Way addresses significant regional challenges. As a  501c3 nonprofit, it is guided by a local volunteer board of directors. Learn more at

About the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce 

The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership based organization that  strives to support and enhance the community through networking, advocacy and educational  opportunities for businesses, professional individuals and firms. For more information, visit

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