Latino Board Leadership Academy

More Latinos in the Board Room

What is the Latino Board Leadership Academy

The Latino Board Leadership Academy trains Latinos to volunteer their time in leadership roles as board members of nonprofits in our region.

Why is it important?

Less than 3% of Latinos serve on nonprofit boards in Silicon Valley. We recruit, train, and guide Latinos to maximize their impact!
Results
  • 400 Graduated Fellows
  • 70% Serve on nonprofit organizations
  • Serving 40 nonprofit organizations

When is the Latino Board Leadership Academy

LBLA Class XVII
Location: Online
Date: Feb 4 - Apr 8, 2021
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Session 1 - LBLA Fellow Orientation and Introduction to the Foundation
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Date: Feb 4 - Jan 1, 2022
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Session 2 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Industry
Location: Online
Date: Feb 11 - Jan 1, 2022
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Session 3 - Board Roles & Responsibilities: Governance Basics and Promising Practices
Location: Online
Date: Feb 18 - Jan 1, 2022
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Session 4 - Financial Responsibilities
Location: Online
Date: Feb 25 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 5 - Fundraising Responsibilities
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Date: Mar 4 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 6 - Boards in Action
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Date: Mar 11 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 7 - The Board’s Role in Sustainability
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Date: Mar 18 - Dec 8, 2020
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Session 8 - Personal Branding
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Date: Mar 20 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 9 - Panel Discussion and breakout session with LBLA Alumni
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Date: Mar 25 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 10 - Fellows & Nonprofit Board Match Night
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Date: Apr 1 - Dec 8, 2021
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Session 11 - Graduation Celebration & Dinner
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Date: Apr 8 - Dec 8, 2021
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LBLA Class XVIII
Location: Online
Date: Apr 14 - Jun 6, 2021
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Session 1: LBLA Fellow Orientation and Introduction to the Foundation
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Date: Apr 14 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 2: Introduction to the Nonprofit Industry
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Date: Apr 21 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 3: Board Roles & Responsibilities: Governance Basics and Promising Practices
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Date: Apr 28 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 4: Financial Responsibilities
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Date: May 5 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 5: Fundraising Responsibilities
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Date: May 12 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 6: Boards in Action
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Date: May 20 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 7: Personal Branding
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Date: May 22 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 8: The Board’s Role in Sustainability
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Date: May 26 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 9: Panel Discussion and breakout session with LBLA Alumni
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Date: Jun 2 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 10: Fellows & Nonprofit Board Match Night - (Special Event) Week of Wednesday, June 7-10th
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Date: Jun 7 - Jun 16, 2021
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Session 11: Graduation Celebration & Dinner
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Date: Jun 16 - Jun 16, 2021
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Board Match Night

Are you a nonprofit seeking help with recruiting board members?LBLA Board Match Night is an opportunity for representatives from nonprofits to meet LBLA fellows who are eager to serve on a nonprofit board. LBLA'ers and nonprofits in our region get a chance to learn about each other and evaluate a potential fit. The Hispanic Foundation holds this event twice a year, the next Board Match night will be held from March 29th to April 1st from 6 pm - 8 pm. 

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Meet Our Professional Instructors

Ron Gonzales

President & CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Ron Gonzales is the President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Gonzales has over 35 years of technology and public policy experience. Prior to leading the Hispanic Foundation, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC. Presencia, LLC provides marketing and sales consulting services in the government, education, enterprise and SMB markets. From 1999-2006, Gonzales served as Mayor of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s 10th largest city. His achievements included nationally recognized initiatives that strengthened neighborhoods, improved public education, and ensured the economic vitality of the city with high quality public services and effective solutions to affordable housing and regional transportation projects. Before his election as Mayor, Gonzales worked as an executive with the Hewlett-Packard Company, in the areas of marketing, human resources, and corporate philanthropy. Gonzales served for eight years (1989-1996) on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. As a two-time mayor and member of the Sunnyvale City Council (1979-1987), Gonzales helped initiate governmental efficiency measures that were recognized in the best-selling book Reinventing Government. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame de Namur University, KIPP Bay Area Schools, and Save The Bay. He is married to Guisselle Nuñez and they live in downtown San Jose.
Kay Sprinkel Grace

Kay Sprinkel Grace is an internationally acclaimed independent consultant, speaker, facilitator, and writer. After successful careers in journalism and education, she became a development professional in 1979, working in several organizations before starting her own consulting firm in 1989. She understands the challenges of 21st century philanthropy as well as its opportunities, and brings her experience from working with countless nonprofit organizations to bear on the current issues affecting donor development, fund raising, outreach, message strategy and volunteerism. As principal of her own organization since 1989, her clients include public media, hospitals, universities, arts and cultural organizations, environment and social justice organizations, churches and education, as well as community-based services. She is the author of seven books related to philanthropic practices and board engagement. In 2013, she was awarded the Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fund Raising by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. The Rosso Medal recognizes lifelong dedication to emphasizing philanthropy's ethics and values, acting as a mentor to perpetuate and invigorate philanthropic traditions, and noted leadership in a long, productive career of distinction. In 2017, she was recognized in the first class of Distinguished Fellows of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a volunteer, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Czech Fundraising Institute, Prague, Czech Republic, and The Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University of San Francisco. She is President of the governing board of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco. She lives and works in San Francisco and is passionate about her family, philanthropy, writing, travel and her photography.
Colsaria Henderson, MSW

Leadership Development Specialist Colsaria has a Master’s in Social Work with a specification in Administration and Planning. She is from the South and considers her social justice training buried in the roots of activist parents, who dedicated their early lives to the civil rights movement. She began working in the field in the 1990s and began her official career in anti-gender based violence work as a Sexual Assault Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia. She later finished a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work while working in a dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault advocacy agency. Since moving to California, she has held leadership roles in multiple Bay Area anti-violence organizations, most recently she was the Executive Director of Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse. Over the last many years, Colsaria has focused her work at the macro level, enjoying leadership and program development, survivor and community based evaluation and advocacy, and state-wide policy change. Colsaria has completed several leadership and advocacy programs including the Women’s Policy Institute through the Women’s Foundation of California, the Strong Field Leadership program sponsored by Blue Shield of California Foundation, and Center for Excellence in Nonprofits’ Leaders Institute. She leads and participates in local, statewide, and national advocacy efforts discussing anti-violence, anti-poverty, and racial justice. In addition to supporting the nonprofit leadership as a whole, she is currently focused in areas of intersection between anti-violence, racial justice, community level advocacy and prevention, and transformative justice approaches.

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