[caption id="attachment_74534" align="alignright" width="160"] Kay Grace[/caption]

ROHNERT PARK -- The Business Journal has added a "Board Member of the Year" category to its second-annual Nonprofit Leadership Awards and has extended the deadline for all nominations to July 31.

The awards are part of the annual Nonprofit Boot Camp and luncheon to be held this year on Oct. 30. Longtime San Francisco-based organizational consultant and established author Kay Sprinkel Grace will be the keynote speaker for the event.

The Nonprofit Boot Camp was founded by Pisenti & Brinker and is sponsored by the accounting firm and Summit State Bank.

Ms. Grace has an established history of working with countless nonprofits on issues affecting donor development, fundraising, outreach, message strategy and volunteerism. Recent clients include the Wells Fargo Center for the Performing Arts, Sonoma Community Foundation, Santa Rosa Junior College, KQED, Sutter Health, Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin, United Way of Sacramento and numerous other high-profile nonprofit organizations across the state.

In addition to California, Ms. Grace is known nationally and internationally, having participated in the International Fundraising Festival in Prague. In 2014, she will be a key presenter at the Association of Fundraising Professional's international conference in San Antonio, Texas, as well as a workshop speaker at the International Fundraising Congress in The Netherlands. Additionally, she will be the keynote speaker at the Blackbaud Conference in Sydney, Australia in both 2013 and 2014 and is slated to speak at the Polish and Italian Fundraising Conferences in 2014.

The Business Journal's Nonprofit Boot Camp and Nonprofit Leadership Awards will be held at the Doubletree in Rohnert Park. Additional speakers will address key topics for nonprofits such as leadership trends, board governance, fraud prevention, fund development, capital campaigns, finance, accounting and endowments.

The awards event last year recognized 14 outstanding nonprofit leaders.  Nominations can be made at NorthBayBusinessJournal.com. Nonprofit leaders and board members from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Mendocino and Lake counties are eligible.