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Nonprofit Skills™: Effective Leadership Oversight for Board Members

Self-Paced3 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Nonprofit Management
Nonprofit Skills™: Effective Leadership Oversight for Board Members


This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective leadership oversight in your organization. We will define the different types of board structures and the cycles that every board goes through. Then, we will look at nonprofit governance best practices and the importance of board assessments and succession planning. And finally, we will take a close look at managing conflict within the leadership of your organization, and analyze some of the major ethical issues facing modern nonprofits.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.3
    • HRCI Credits: 3
      • SHRM PDCs: 3
        • CFRE Points: 3


          • Mobile-friendly
          • Audio-enabled
          • Badge and credit-awarding
          • Real-world case studies
          • Fully accessible
          • Games & Flashcards
          • Expert-supported
          • Video content

          learning Outcomes

          • Identify different nonprofit board structures and explain how each structure interacts with leadership
          • Describe different approaches to board governance
          • Explain the key stages of a nonprofit board's life cycle and describe the primary activities of the board at each phase
          • Understand what makes an effective board assessment and analyze the results
          • Summarize some of the key ethical issues facing nonprofit leaders and describe how the board can prevent ethical lapses in leadership
          • Explain how nonprofit board members ensure that legal and ethical standards are followed in their organization
          • Understand the key elements of a conflict-of-interest policy and identify other ethical policies a nonprofit should use
          • Describe the relationship between the board and the CEO and identify the factors associated with a healthy board-CEO relationship

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