Board Service

SPARK SERVICE

WE ARE A RESOURCE FOR COLLABORATION TASKED WITH CONNECTED THE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS TO ORGANIZATIONS DOING THE WORK THE MATTERS MOST TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

If you're an individual interested in board service or a nonprofit in need of board members, you are in the right place!

Spark the Change Colorado's is the state's premier institute for board leadership trainings and connections. Every year, we help train and connect board candidates with nonprofit boards in the community and across the state.

 

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Introduction to Board Service Training

Board service is an opportunity to connect the goals and aspirations of individuals to organizations, making an impact on our society’s most pressing needs.

If you are interested in joining a board but have little to no experience, this class is the perfect place to start! For those with previous board service experience, this training will help you expand your capacity to govern effectively. Finally, this training is a great resource for nonprofits seeking board members! It's full of ideas on the types of processes, procedures, and support board candidates are looking for in a board position.

Our recently updated Introduction to Board Service program will train you to serve as a board member and help you choose a board that is the right fit for your interests.

Introduction to Board Service, Fall 2022

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

11:30am- 1:00pm MST

VIRTUAL via Zoom

 

 

Trainer Bio:

Lauren Hornett

Vice President, Senior Social Impact Consultant

Wells Fargo & Company

Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Hawaii

In her role as Senior Social Impact Consultant, Lauren is responsible for representing Wells Fargo in community and economic development activities, establishing and maintaining relationships with community organizations, creating processes that help increase business opportunities in low-to-moderate communities and serving as the primary contact for all community relations matters across the states of Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho and New Mexico.

Before joining the Wells Fargo team in June of 2019, Lauren spent her career working in the nonprofit industry. Most recently, she worked as the Senior Director for NeighborWorks America’s Western Region where she covered community development activities and relationships across a portfolio of 69 nonprofit organizations in the 14 western-most states.

Her professional career has also included work in historic preservation and higher education finance and philanthropy. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Since moving to Colorado in 2010, Lauren has served on several nonprofit boards and committees including the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Spark the Change Colorado, Mile High Connects, BankOn Denver, Enterprise Community Partners, and Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC). She has participated as a judge in small business competitions with Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute (RMMFI) and Mi Casa Resource Center.

She is also a member of the 2021 class of Leadership Denver. Lauren currently lives in Denver with her husband Brent, son Brookston, daughter Carter, and dog Weezy. They love spending time outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty Colorado has to offer all year long.

For questions please contact Kelly Streck at kstreck@sparkthechangecolorado.org.