Be the Best Board Member You Can Be
Category: Non Profit

Be the Best Board Member You Can Be

Trained by

Linda Lysakowski-ACFRE Linda Lysakowski-ACFRE

Course Summary

Training Specifically Designed for Board Members

Are you a frustrated nonprofit board member trying to meet what seems like unrealistic expectations? Are you looking forward to serving on a board and aren’t quite sure what to expect? Are you a nonprofit executive who wants to help board members understand their role?

If so, this course is the answer.

Many board members (and executive directors) don’t know the difference between governance and management. They aren’t quite sure what is expected of them. They want to succeed, but they just don’t know how. They are either too involved or an uninvolved “rubber stamp” for the chief executive. They are uncertain about how to interact with staff, don’t know how much financial authority they have, or don’t know what to do in sticky fundraising situations.

Want different results? This course will help you understand the roles of board and staff, how boards are typically structured, and the differences between management and governance. We will talk about the four roles of board members: leadership, governance, fundraising, and assessment. We will discuss the questions you should ask when considering joining a board, and how a thoughtful process of board recruitment can help you be the best board member you can be.

If you want to learn what board member roles are in leadership, governance, assessment, and fundraising, this is the perfect course for you.

Who can benefit?

Current board members, prospective board member, those thinking about serving on a nonprofit board, executive directors who need to train their board.

What you will learn?

  • The differences between governance and management
  • What the nonprofit will expect of you
  • What you should expect of the nonprofit
  • How to prepare for a leadership role on the board

How to get certified?

This course carries 7.25 CEUs through CFRE International. If you need a certificate stating you completed the courses, just ask.