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Area nonprofits invited to apply for board leadership training

The Board Leadership Academy is accepting applications from nonprofits in west central Minnesota to participate in its 2013 training.

Sponsors West Central Initiative, Bremer Bank and HBH Consultants will offer customized training to help nonprofit board and staff leaders work together to build trust and strengthen organizational performance.

Through a one-day workshop and follow-up coaching, participants will develop the skills to build their boards' and organizations' effectiveness.

The cost of the academy is $1,500. The fee includes a full day of training, three follow-up coaching sessions, materials and a one-year membership (or one-year renewal) to the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Six organizations will be selected to go through Board Leadership Academy 2013 through a competitive application process.

Applications are due by August 1 and are available online at or by contacting Holly Witt at