South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation Selected to Attend National Board Training Workshop

Members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission in 2017

Members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (SCAAHF) board of directors will attend the coveted National Trust Historic Preservation Board Building workshop in Annapolis, Maryland. Jannie Harriot, Executive Director said, “SCAAHF is honored to have been nominated to attend this important conference from a pool of organizations from around the country. Our board members will learn from national thought leaders effective methods for advancing organizational goals and skills to promote leadership development for building sustainable organizations.”

The National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will host a two-day workshop designed to address the specific needs of executive directors, trustees, and boards managing African American historic sites and museums. Topic areas will include non-profit management, preservation planning, board development and fundraising strategies. Workshop facilitators will use highly interactive exercises, case studies, small group work, and assignments focused on the specific needs of participant organizations.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Increase the capacity of organizational leaders;
  • Strengthen the skills and strategies available to board and executive staff; and
  • Engage participants in active communication about challenges and solutions to common organizational development issues.

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