The primary reason that nonprofits struggle with poor board governance is that board members have never been trained and often misunderstand their important governance role. This course will teach the history of governance in the nonprofit sector, and the readings and discussions will focus on ways to increase the effectiveness of boards by recruiting, training, engaging, and evaluating board members.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.
Required Materials: All required materials embedded in the course via Blackboard.
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