Board Fundamentals: Part 1 (Online Classroom)

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member


** Due to COVID-19, we are transitioning this workshop to an online Live Classroom using Zoom.  You will receive a link to the Zoom session upon registering.

The Board Governance certificate requires you to be able to attend all 4 parts.  You may register for all four courses within this event. Here are the dates of the other core courses for the Board Governance Certificate:

Board Fundamentals: Part 1 - Sept. 14, 2020

Board Fundamentals: Part 2 - Sept. 21, 2020

Board Fundamentals: Part 3 - Sept. 28, 2020

Board Fundamentals: Part 4  - Oct. 5, 2020


In this first session, participants will learn the purpose and leadership responsibilities of the board. Board expert and Global Leadership Certificate Program Director, Brad Gray will discuss why nonprofit boards exist, the nonprofit life cycle stages, and the purpose that the board serves to the nonprofit and the community. This session will be based on the National Nonprofit Standards for Excellence which looks at the legal, ethical, and operational responsibilities of serving on a board. Participants will better understand the levels of board leadership, the board’s relationship to the nonprofit staff, organizational volunteers, and how it all effects the greater community.

This session will also provide an understanding of the purpose of strategic planning and what the board’s role is in supporting a nonprofit through this process. Learn the key issues surrounding strategic planning for nonprofits and pitfalls to avoid. Participants will be introduced to a strategic planning model and experience key parts of an actual strategic planning process.


Q&A for the Board Fundamentals Certificate

The requirements for each certificate are different. See below for details about the Board Fundamentals Certificate.


How do I sign up for this certificate?

To sign up, register for the Certificate: CNM Board Fundamentals Workshop, which includes part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.


Does signing up here register me for all 4 certificate courses?

Yes. Signing up here automatically enrolls you for the 4 core classes and into the certificate program. There are no additional courses in this certificate.


I see the classes start at 4 pm and end at 7 pm. What if I work until 5 pm. Can I come in late?

No. Please only commit to the four sessions if you are able to attend all courses for the allotted amount of time.


I might have to miss one of the core classes. Can I still complete my certificate?

No. This certificate is only offered once a year. There are no make up courses.


Can I just take one of the core classes? I only want to attend Board Fundamentals Part 1.

No. these courses are only for individuals signed up for the entire 4-course certificate.

September 14th, 2020 4:00 PM through  7:00 PM
Certificate Details
Certificate Course Board Fundamentals: Part 1