Nonprofit organizations are facing a serious challenge in the recruitment and retention of volunteers equipped to serve at the board level. Those who volunteer often lack a working knowledge of board governance, human resource management, fundraising, mission, and program issues. Generations…Past, Present and Future, a program of the Nonprofit Management Center, equips future volunteers with the tools necessary to serve as an effective board member of a nonprofit organization. Today, over 420 business professionals have graduated from the program.

Generations teaches willing, skilled candidates how to be informed, committed leaders on nonprofit boards by providing adequate oversight of administration in nonprofit governance. For employers, serving on a nonprofit board helps your employees:

- Build personal and professional networks.
- Strengthen leadership and management skills.
- Serve missions that they and your company supports.
- Increase your company’s visibility and presence in the community.

Upon completing eight, half-day sessions over a four-month period, the Nonprofit Management Center staff will work with the participants to match them with a local nonprofit board that fits their personal preference and passion. Individuals considering joining the program should be prepared to commit the time and effort necessary to support an organizations’ mission effectively as a board member.

Employers are also agreeing to release the employee to fulfill the time commitment necessary and supporting them with tuition for the Generations program.

If you have questions about the program please contact us at 432-570-7971.

There are currently two separate eight session programs each year. Spring sessions are held in Midland and Fall sessions are held in Odessa.

Registration for the Spring 2024 class will remain open through December 15, 2023.

Generations Application

Generations Brochure - PDF

Purchase Tuition - $500

2023 Dates

Fall 2023 Sessions

Times: 8:30 am - 11:45 Sessions

Location: 1000 Maple Avenue, Odessa

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023

2024 Dates

Spring 2024 Sessions

Applications being accepted through
December 15, 2023

Times: 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Location: 3500 N A Street, Midland

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024
    Make-up day if needed
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Graduation