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Not-for-Profit Governance Certificate Program (Self-Paced)

Optimizing the Power of the Not-for-Profit

Created especially for Not-for-Profit Board Members and Executives, our upcoming 8-week Certificate Program was designed for those focused on making a difference and building a legacy.

This program will allow you to:

  • Raise your own level of leadership and governance while successfully fulfilling the purpose of the Not-for-Profit.
  • Access governance tools that you can apply to your own Not-for-Profit organization.
  • Gain access to some of the leading educators in Not-for-Profit Governance
  • Interact with your peers while you grow your network
  • Give you confidence that you are implementing best practices around the boardroom table
  • Receive a Certificate in Not-For-Profit Governance

Video 1: The Roles of a Not-for-Profi Board Member

  • What is Governance?
  • Fiduciary Duty
  • The Governance System
  • Why boards exist
  • Direction and Control
  • Core and secondary roles
  • Governance and Operational Committees

Video 2: Board Leadership

  • What is leadership?
  • Chairing the Not-for-Profit Board
  • Coaching and getting the most out of your board members
  • Meeting and agenda management
  • Public Role of a Chair
  • Leading Committees
  • How the staff views the board

Video 3: Board Succession and Capacity Building in the Not-for-Profit 

  • The 7 Steps of board renewal
  • Skills Profiling process
  • Systematic board renewal
  • Recruitment of Not-for-Profit board members
  • Pre and post orientation
  • Professional Development (Buy, Build or Rent?)

Video 4: Optimizing the Relationship with the Executive Director

  • Building a Healthy Employment Relationship with the Executive Director
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Compensation
  • Oversight
  • Evaluation
  • Director Succession
  • Delegation of Authority

Video 5: Understanding Not-for-Profit Financial Statements 

  • The Role of the Board in Overseeing the Financial Statements
  • Where do the numbers come from?
  • How to read the balance sheet and income statement
  • What is fund accounting and why do Not-for-profit Board Members need to understand it?

Video 6: Red Flags and Financial Ratios in a Not-for-Profit

  • Top financial ratios for Not-for-Profits
  • Risk Governance in the Not-for-Profits

Video 7: The Not-for-Profit Strategic Performance Scorecard: Measuring What Matters 

  • How to Create and Use a Balanced Scorecard in a Not-for-Profit
  • What Must Go Up and Up and Up?
  • What Must Stay the Same
  • How to Tell the Story of Your Success to Your Board, Donors, and Stakeholders

Video 8: Not-for-Profit Board Effectiveness and Evaluation 

  • Evaluation of your Governance System (The Not-for-Profit Governance Index)
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of your Board
  • Assessing the Integrity of Your Boards Character, Culture, Structure, Process, and Relationships

Available Resources:

By joining this course, you will have access to curated materials from Governance Solutions:

- Sample Terms of Reference - Chair
- Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire
- Orientation Program Framework
- Tool: Delegation of Authority Policy
- The Governance Index for NFPs
- Publications: "What Makes an Exceptional Chair", "20 Questions Not-For-Profit Organizations Should Ask: Recruiting, Developing, Assessing and Renewing Directors", "A Guide to Financial Statements for Not-For-Profit (NFP) Organizations", and "ANSPO at a Glance Contributions".

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Governance Solutions
The Ultimate Guide to Competency and Confidence in the Boardroom. This is not just a book "about governance," it tells you how to "do governance." By Authors David A. H. Brown and Dr. Debra L. Brown. Available on Amazon