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Nonprofit Board Bootcamp Returns, Empowering Young & Emerging Local Leaders

Kankakee, IL. - Board Bootcamp returns July of 2024. 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. “I was new to the board and
committee world and was nervous I wouldn’t understand. After finishing this camp, I feel more comfortable taking on this new opportunity and feel good about asking questions.

Great course to take to be more involved in the community!” – Board Bootcamp

Board Bootcamp is scheduled to begin on July 10th, 2024, continuing July 24th,
August 7th, and concluding August 21st. Sessions will take place from 8-9:30 AM at
Olivet Nazarene University’s Weber Center. The cost per-participant is $50 for all four

Register to join the next Board Bootcamp cohort! Visit or go to

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

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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