Developing Effective Nonprofit Boards

Course Available
1 Unit
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Board Leadership is Crucial to Successful Nonprofit Execution

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.

Course Details

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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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
MGT-X806 – 021 27 Sep 202224 Oct 2022 1 $299

Developing Effective Nonprofit Boards

27 Sep 202224 Oct 2022
1
$299
Online Fixed-Date
Online
Sarah Zakaria

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

MGT-X806 – 022 14 Feb 202313 Mar 2023 1 $299

Developing Effective Nonprofit Boards

14 Feb 202313 Mar 2023
1
$299
Online Fixed-Date
Online
Sarah Zakaria

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Recognize the role of nonprofit boards
  • Apply strategies for board recruitment
  • Build models for board engagement, leadership, and training

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with seven learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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