Nonprofit Board Member Certification

This five-part certification program will build your understanding of nonprofit board membership while helping you build credibility inside and outside your organization. You will learn the ins and outs of the most critical roles of board members: leadership, governance, fundraising, and assessment.

Topics Covered

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Assessment
Skip to product information
1 of 1
Regular price $578.00
Regular price Sale price $578.00
Sale Unavailable
View full details
Training Overview

Get your new board members certified now. Maximize board impact and collaboration.

With many nonprofits beginning their fiscal year and board members taking new positions, now is an ideal time for your entire board to complete an informative and insightful certification program. You need to set realistic expectations and clearly define roles. New recruits and veterans can benefit from comprehensive training.

Many board members do not appreciate the difference between governance and management. They want to succeed but do not know how. They are uncertain about handling staff interactions, financial oversight, and sticky fundraising situations.

To help orient your entire board, we are offering a five-part certification program focusing on the critical roles of board members:

  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Assessment

Nonprofit Board Member Certification

Webinar 1

  • What does it mean to serve on a board?
  • Why serve on a board?
  • What a board should look like
  • Board meetings
  • What you should expect from the nonprofit
  • What the nonprofit will expect from you

Webinar 2

  • The role of the board
  • The board’s role in assessment
  • The board’s role in planning
  • Board training

Webinar 3

  • The board as leaders
  • Governance vs. management
  • Board and staff: who does what?
  • Policies and procedures
  • Board and staff working together

Webinar 4

  • Expectations for board members
  • Board committees
  • The board’s role in fundraising

Webinar 5

  • Board leadership
  • The board’s role in advocacy
  • The role of the board chair
  • Preparing yourself for a leadership role
  • Creating a philanthropic culture
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Current board members
  • Prospective board members
  • Individuals considering serving on a nonprofit board
  • Executive directors
  • Chief executives
  • Board liaisons
  • Training managers
  • Community outreach professionals
  • Legal counsel
  • Financial officers
What's included
Training includes
  • Board Leadership Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Linda Lysakowski
  • One of just over one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) designation
  • Over 25 years of experience as a philanthropic consultant
  • Graduate of the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Master teacher
  • Author of more than one dozen books
  • Graduate of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania