New funding and schedule for REALIZE Board – Lunch & Learn

February 21, 2023

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to announce funding of more than $150,000 to United Way of El Paso County to strengthen nonprofit board governance by offering REALIZE Board across El Paso and southern New Mexico.

REALIZE Board provides a variety of workshops, training, and summits to ensure the success of nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s communities. The curriculum includes courses with 1-hour modules focused on understanding board member roles and responsibilities as well as nonprofit board structures and fundraising.

Sessions are in person from 12 pm to 1 pm at the United Way of El Paso Auditorium (100 N. Stanton, El Paso, Texas 79901) and presented by a local expert in the field.

Registration is $10 a course per participant. For more information or to register, visit

March – June 2023 Schedule

March 21, 2023 - Course 1: Roles and Responsibilities of Individual Board Members This lesson will increase understanding of individual board member duties, responsibilities, and expectations.

March 28, 2023 - Course 2: Essential Functions of a Nonprofit Board This lesson will improve understanding of the three major responsibilities of a nonprofit board: setting direction, ensuring necessary resources, and providing oversight.

April 11, 2023 - Course 3: Building a Board Cycle and Structure This lesson will explain the phases of the board cycle, review the board structure, and share board committee best practices.

April 25, 2023 - Course 4: Effective Board Meetings and the Board Leadership Partnership This lesson will focus on the major components of an effective board meeting, including tools for building efficient meeting agendas and the important partnership between the Board Chair and the Executive Director.

May 9, 2023 - Course 5: Fundraising Fundamentals This lesson will explain a variety of sources of revenue a nonprofit can consider, the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising, and how board and staff can work together to cultivate donors.

May 23, 2023 - Course 6: The Board’s Role in Fiscal Oversight and Accountability This lesson will increase understanding when reviewing the audit and financial statements such as income and expense statements, balance sheets, and cash analysis.

June 13, 2023 - Course 7: The Board’s Fiscal Responsibility This lesson will help explain principles for drafting an annual operating budget, the importance of dashboards, and understanding the IRS Form 990.

June 27, 2023 - Course 8: Nonprofit Fiscal Policies and Procedures This lesson will share tools and resources on policies and procedures for conflict of interests, gift acceptance, expense reimbursement, whistleblower protection, and other important policies.

PDNHF Priority Area: Health Leadership

To support leadership development for executives, boards of directors, and nonprofit organizations. Leverage resources through partnerships, invest in strategic initiatives and catalytic projects, and respond to immediate needs for the benefit of the region’s health.

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