Introduction to Fundamentals of Board Effectiveness

LEARNING AREA: Nonprofit Governance
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2 hours




Nonprofit boards play a key role helping organizations achieve impact. While board members bring valuable skills and experience, a strong foundation is essential to making sure that members can come together in service of the nonprofits they support.  

This workshop is focused on helping nonprofit leaders, board leaders, and board members understand the foundations of board effectiveness. Participants will learn about standards and best practices in nonprofit boards, and will walk away with an action plan that draws from specific theories, models, and tools that they will learn to use in this training. 

Note: If you have the foundations in place and are looking to take the next step toward being a high-functioning board, check out our companion training, Creating a High Performance Board, on November 10, 2021. 

Learning Objectives

Learn about factors associated with board effectiveness  
Understand how to use a self-assessment tool to identify priority areas for strengthening on your board  
Explore key elements of board effectiveness—including clarity of roles, effective structures, and strong composition  
Learn about how to initiate change to strengthen your own board’s effectiveness 
Target Audience

Nonprofit leaders (ED, CEO), board chairs, and board members.

Registration fee