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.

Learner Outcomes

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

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.

Technical Requirements




"This class is ideal for anyone wanting to better understand board dynamics and essentials. It also provides a good look into the principles of leadership that can be applied to the nonprofit sector." -- Devon Moraes

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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