Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom (All Times Central)
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    As the national governing body for the sport of tennis, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has a wide range of services that are catered to park agencies and park foundations. Among the complimentary avenues of support are park community hub designs, park agency tennis assessments, and facility grants available through the Tennis Venue Services department. Join the session to learn more about these opportunities and the collaboration between the National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF) and the USTA.

    Are you interested in the services the United States Tennis Association offers to assess and update your park tennis facilities?

    Are you interested in learning more about what resources are available to help you with the work and cost of assessing and updating your tennis facilities?

    Are you looking to balance the needs of competing tennis facility users such as Pickleball players?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should attend this completely free webinar.

    • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom (All Times Central)

    The greatest asset of any nonprofit foundation is its volunteer board of directors. As with any asset of such importance, its care and feeding are paramount to the returns it produces. You have or you are part of a stellar group of people that have come together to manage park assets. What now? In this 1-hour webinar, Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE takes you through an in-depth exploration of governance best practices and policies that have been proven to lead to high-performing boards.

    Who should attend this webinar?

    Volunteer board members, directors and other key staff of park foundations, park districts and park departments as well as anyone who has an interest in developing the skills necessary to be a high-performing board member should attend this webinar. You are encouraged to share this event with colleagues and friends associated with non-park foundation boards.

    This event to free to all members of The National Association of Park Foundations and just $25 for non-members. If your agency is a member but you cannot register for free, please send an email to 

    About the presenter: Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE: Debbie is a Senior Consultant at Association Management Center. She has formerly served as the Executive Director for Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Academy for Eating Disorders, Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, and Illinois HomeCare Council (Interim). She has lobbied for Illinois HomeCare Council, National Private Duty Association, and American Osteopathic Association. She is a graduate of the Dunn Fellowship with the Illinois Governor’s Office, the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, and the Institute for Organization Management (IOM). She is a Certified Association Executive. She has a Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors in Social Work from MacMurray College. She was a recipient of the Association Forum’s “Forty Under Forty” award. She served on the American Society of Association Executives Ethics Committee as Chair. As a consultant, she supports associations with governance, strategic planning, member engagement, ethics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.

Past events

Monday, April 18, 2022 Davey Tree Presents: Celebrating Arbor Day In Your Park!
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Strategic Doing: A New Tool for Park Foundations
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Fall Conference
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 01, 2021 Spring Gala

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