Who should attend
Current board members from across the Australian NFP sector, including non-executive directors from NFP's, social enterprises, philanthropic organisations or corporate foundations. It may also be beneficial for those considering a NFP board role and those in senior leadership roles at for-purpose organisations.
About the course
Examine the social impact ecosystem and how to lead effective board governance for NFPs
As a not-for-profit (NFP) board member, your role is a critical one. Alongside overseeing organisational sustainability, you must also play a role in optimising its social impact. Designed by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), this course draws on a deep evidence based to help you lift your gaze to better understand your role and responsibilities in achieving lasting social change.
How to govern in a complex social ecosystem
- apply systems thinking to strategic decision-making
- identify the ecosystem’s key actors and levers and diagnose an organisation’s need to work with others
- recognise, assess, negotiate and apply appropriate funding levers
- think systemically about risk, risk appetite and risk mitigation
Optimising for social impact
- use social impact measurement to know whether an organisation’s strategy has ‘made a difference
- ensure beneficiaries remain at the heart of strategic decision-making
- keep an organisation focused on, and accountable for, social impact
Effective leadership while governing for impact
- exercise adaptive and mindful leadership
- navigate risks while tackling innovation and scale
- manage crises and unintended consequences
- collaborate effectively with different sector organisations
Working with a group of like-minded board members and leaders from across the NFP sector, you will explore, examine and respond to the current and future challenges of your role.
Whilst the program has strong theoretical foundations, in all of CSI’s professional development programs we ensure that content is embedded in practice and designed for application.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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