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!
Demographics

% of tech industry & of CPA's
% in Education
% in Local Government
% hold Master's
% hold Ph.D.'s
% are Spanish speakers

Results
  • 400 Graduated Fellows
  • 70% Serve on nonprofit organizations
  • Serving 40 nonprofit organizations

When is the Latino Board Leadership Academy

LBLA Class XV
Location: Santa Clara County • Class in Session
Date: Mar 10 - May 7, 2020
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LBLA Class XVI
Location: San Mateo County • Application Closed
Date: Apr 29 - Jul 1, 2020
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Session 1: LBLA Fellow Orientation and Introduction to the Foundation
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Date: Apr 29 - Jan 1, 2022
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Session 2: Introduction to the Nonprofit Industry
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Date: May 6 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 3: Board Roles & Responsibilities: Governance Basics and Promising Practices
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Date: May 13 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 4: Financial Responsibilities
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Date: May 20 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 5: Financial Responsibilities
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Date: May 27 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 6: Boards in Action
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Date: Jun 3 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 7: The Board's Role in Sustainability
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Date: Jun 10 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 8: Personal Branding
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Date: Jun 13 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 9: Resume Workshop
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Date: Jun 17 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 10: Fellows & Nonprofit Board Match Night
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Date: Jun 24 - Apr 7, 2020
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Session 11: Graduation Celebration & Dinner
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Date: Jul 1 - Apr 7, 2020
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LBLA Class XVII & XVIII
Location: Santa Clara County & San Mateo County
Date: Mar 10 - Sep 11, 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.

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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.
Christina Hudnall

Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Staffing at IMPEC Group Christina is a consummate professional having honed her skills at such companies as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Torchmark Corp. Christina is an expert in Recruiting & Selection, Compensations/Benefits, Employee Relations, Training & Development, Policy Design and Administration, Operations Management and ATS / CSM Administration. Christina also brings significant experience with multi-site businesses, most recently as a Head of HR and Recruiting at Berman Skin Institute. On personal note, Christina loves to stay active – she’s a competitive hiker, enjoys cycling and tries to catch a few waves surfing when the weather gets warm.

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