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Board Fundamentals Certificate

What does it really 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.

(To complete the Board Fundamentals Certificate, complete the four core workshops. There is no additional elective workshop requirement.)

Core Workshops


  • Part 1: Board Responsibilities
  • Part 2: Fundraising on a Board
  • Part 3: Understanding Organizational Finances Through a Board Lens
  • Part 4: Incorporating DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)

(Click here to register or get more details about the Board Fundamentals Certificate core workshops. Click here to read CNM Certificate Frequently Asked Questions).

Elective Workshops

There are no elective workshops for the Board Fundamentals Certificate.