(West Chester, PA – September 13, 2023): This October, nonprofit board and staff members are invited “Back to School” to join the Chester County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors Institute. This program will take place on Saturday, October 7 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown, PA.

Developing an effective board is essential for the success of any nonprofit organization. It is vital to cultivate board members’ understanding of all aspects of nonprofit leadership. By doing this, board members are able to direct their nonprofit to achieve their mission. The Board of Directors Institute offers workshops on topics ranging from board responsibilities, recruitment, and fundraising, to legal obligations, major gifts, strategic planning and more. There will be one-on-one learning sessions between board members and nonprofit leaders, as well as roundtables with experts on real issues nonprofit boards and their members face.

Registration is limited. The cost varies based on the number of attendees. Registration includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch and handouts. To register or for more information on agenda, speakers or topics, please visit, or call (610) 696-8211. Registration begins at 8:30 am on the 4th floor and the program concludes at 2:15pm. The Chester County Intermediate Unit is located at 455 Boot Road in Downingtown. There are several entry points into the building but please plan on parking in the lot with the burgundy banners and entering through entrance “B” (the covered bridge walkway).

Photo Caption (Top left – from left to right):  Dr. Kelly Fisher, Monica Slovik, Dr. Sara Crowell, and Dr. Dolly Wideman-Scott, Domestic Violence Center of Chester County from 2022 Board Trustee Institute

Photo Caption (Top right): group of attendees from 2022 Board Trustee Institute


About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $100 million in trust and annually awards $6+ million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit