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Board Fundamentals Certificate

What does it take to be a nonprofit board member? Join the Board Fundamentals Certificate to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be an active nonprofit board member.

In this cohort-based series, you’ll spend time getting to know other professionals who are passionate about a cause and ready to serve. Whether you’re already on or looking to be on a board, this four-part series will provide the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful board member and networking opportunities with professionals from various sectors.

Next Certificate Launch:

2024 Certificate Starts on 8/6

Core Workshops


  • Part 1: Board Responsibilities
  • Part 2: Fundraising on a Board
  • Part 3: Understanding Organizational Finances Through a Board Lens
  • Part 4: Community Centered Board Leadership

 (Click here to read CNM Certificate Frequently Asked Questions).

Completion Requirements

You must attend at least 3 of the 4 sessions to complete the Board Fundamentals Certificate. Please email training@cnm.org if you have questions or if you began your certificate prior to 2024.