Basic Governance For New Board Directors Certification

Nonprofit governance expert Rob Meiksins will provide concrete steps that new board directors can take immediately. Your board and entire organization will benefit from more collaborative relationships and impactful results.

Sessions Include:

  • Board Governance 101
  • How Boards Work
  • Board and Staff: Who Does What And How To Support
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Training Overview

Start 2024 with Well-trained Board Directors. Enroll them in this comprehensive certification program.


Whether you added new board directors to start the year or a few months ago, now is the ideal time to provide training. Your entire board should begin 2024 ready to govern and support your organization.


New nonprofit board members are full of enthusiasm and ideas. To contribute productively, they must also understand their roles, committee expectations, meeting protocols, staff relationships, fiduciary
duties, and fundraising responsibilities.

Our Basic Governance For New Board Directors Certification will enable new board directors to:

  • Drive your organization toward its mission effectively
  • Collaborate with staff members
  • Avoid incurring liability for your nonprofit with costly mistakes
  • Contribute meaningfully to fundraising efforts

Webinar 1: Board Governance 101

  • Responsibilities of board directors in the nonprofit sector
  • Role of governance in your organization
  • Expectations for boards
  • Liabilities and protections

Webinar 2: How Boards Work

  • Individual responsibilities
  • Personal fulfillment through board service
  • Board committees
  • Meetings and agendas

Webinar 3: Board and Staff: Who Does What And How To Support

  • How board directors and staff members work together
  • The board’s role in fundraising
  • Strategies to build a culture of philanthropy
  • Setting and tracking success measures
  • Helping without getting in the staff’s way
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Board members/directors of nonprofit organizations who are new to their role
  • Prospective board members
  • Training directors
  • Executive directors
  • Chief executives
What's included
Training includes
  • Basic Governance Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Rob Meiksins
  • Founder, board director, and facilitator for the Nonprofit Academy of Wisconsin
  • Extensive nonprofit experience from intern to program manager to executive director
  • Conducts assessments and governance workshops for nonprofits across the Midwest
  • BoardSource trained and Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant
  • Frequent writer and contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly