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Board Fundamentals: Part 4 (Online Classroom)

** 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 by going to Board Fundamentals: Part 1 course (Sept. 14th, 2020). 

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


This final session is focused on board leadership in practice. Participants will learn more about the local nonprofit sector here in Middle Tennessee. We will discuss how to choose a board you are interested in, and how to move forward with connecting with the organization.

Participants will then learn about new trends in the nonprofit community from current board members. These board members will share their experiences on nonprofit boards, from how they got on the board, to how they-are forwarding the nonprofit’s mission. Learn how board members and funders are utilizing strategies in their organizations such as Collective Impact.

This final part of the session involves the application of knowledge and skills acquired in previous sessions by being a part of a mock board meeting. Individuals will be assigned roles and experience the common structure and flow of a board meeting. Participants will leave with a strong foundation in nonprofit board essentials, as well as a strong network colleagues soon to be onboarded.

If participants complete all parts of the certificate, they will be eligible for our "Matching" program. In this final session, we partner with Hands on Nashville (HON) to help coordinate a match between organizations who have board openings, and interest areas participants have. We will help facilitate the introduction email, and we let participants take it from there to apply what they have learned from the certificate.


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.


October 5th, 2020 4:00 PM through  7:00 PM
Workshop Price
Board Fundamentals Certificate (Member $300 / Nonmember $600) $ 600.00
Certificate Details
Certificate Course Board Fundamentals: Part 4