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Virtual Team Meeting

Join A Live  Class

The training you wish you had before you joined the board.

Course Overview

Earn your Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance!


A live, one-day training cohort. 


Morning Session: Engage in lively, experiential learning using an expertly designed game that simulates serving on the board of directors of a not-for-profit organization. Join your peers in robust discussions as you learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and its directors in spirited competition.

Playing the Game

Playing the Game

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Afternoon Session: Engage in breakout group activities employing best practices using board governance tools like the self-assessment survey and composition matrix.  Engage in peer-led and facilitator-led learning during the Q&A forum and teach-back session.  Take home FAQ Manual and board responsibilities book to continue your learning.


Join us as we apply a diverse combination of delivery methods, content, and interactions to build your capacity, synthesize your knowledge with action, and contribute to effective board performance.


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Key Learnings

  • Board/Staff interdependence

  • Board governance best practices

  • Board director roles and responsibilities

  • Board director recruitment and training

  • Effective communications

  • Financial management and leadership

  • Board and individual director self-assessments

  • Advocating for your nonprofit

  • Aligning mission, vision, and strategy

  • Employing governance tools and templates

  • Identifying boards on which to serve

  • Synthesizing governance knowledge with action

  • Developing high-performing boards

  • Board accountability and engagement

  • Consequences of board inaction

  • Providing organizational and chief executive oversight

Build Skills & Competencies

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Nonprofit Board Governance

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Goal Setting

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Team Building

Chart analysis

Accountability & Performance

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Strategic Planning

Balanced Geometric Shapes

Resource Management

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