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501c Impact!

Learn at your own pace, on your own time.

Earn your Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance in a live, virtual, training cohort.  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, best practices, team building, tools and resources, and so much more.  

Enroll in our online course

The live training is facilitated by the game’s creator and includes breakout activities using board governance tools, participation in mock best practices such as self-assessments, open Q&A, and shared learning using an online collaboration and design-thinking platform.  


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

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Playing the Game In-Person
Training Video

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Course Delivery

Virtual, group cohort, using Zoom and Sprintbase

Course Outline

Welcome and introductions activity
Experiential game play
Reflection and discussion
Best practice breakout activity
Open Q&A
Best practice breakout activity
Closing review with take away materials
Five scheduled breaks

Course Materials

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

501c Impact FAQ Reference Guide


Course Recognition

Digital badge (a secure, portable, and shareable credential)

Skills/Competency Building

Skills/Competency Building
Nonprofit board governance
Team building
Accountability and performance
Goal setting
Resource management
Strategic planning

Progress at your own pace

Key Learnings

10 Responsibilities of nonprofit board members

  • Determine mission and purpose

  • Select chief executive

  • Support and evaluate the chief executive

  • Monitor and strengthen programs and services

  • Ensure adequate financial resources

  • Protect assets and provide financial oversight

  • Build a competent board

  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity

  • Enhance the organization’s public standing

Interdependency of board and staff work
Balancing organizational Reach, Efficiency, and Outcomes
Considerations when hiring an ED/CEO
Uses and benefits of dashboard reporting
Significance of strong internal control environment
Purpose and value of periodic board self-assessments
Board member recruitment and training
Identifying boards to serve on
Board governance best practices

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Take up to 6 months to complete

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