Leading Nonprofit Boards

Mendoza College of Business

How long?

  • 8 weeks
  • online

Mendoza College of Business

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Finance

Finance is an integral and most important component of any business, so everyone needs to improve their competence in this area. Finance courses will ...

Read more about Non-profit

These days management and financial factors play a vital role in the framework of non-profit organizations. Non-profit institutions no longer implemen...

Read more about Strategy

In order to keep the company that you are managing or your own business competitive, you need to have a clear plan of action, in other words, you must...

Reviews

Comprehensive course analysis

Unbiased reviews from past participants
Global companies alumni of this course worked for
Positions of participants who took this course
Countries where most past participants are from
FREE
Individual needs analysis

Who should attend

This course, specifically designed for participants who have completed Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits, is ideal for furthering your understanding of nonprofits’ functional areas to improve your job performance and effectiveness.

About the course

Transformational Nonprofit Leadership

Leading Nonprofit Boards expands upon the history of philanthropy and the fundamentals board governance first introduced in Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits. This course concentrates on further developing your understanding of board development, management roles, strategic issues and the responsibilities of nonprofit board members. You’ll learn what it means to effectively manage the important relationship between organization executive members and board members and a successful transformational nonprofit organization. This course includes a number of specially selected topics that concentrate on the everyday, real-world responsibilities of nonprofit board members.

What You’ll Learn

  • Development and Evolution of Philanthropy
  • Fundraising and Recruitment
  • Nonprofit Governance: Roles and Responsibilities of Directors
  • Producing an Efficient Board Meeting
  • Interpersonal Board Dynamics
  • Nonprofit Law for Board Members and Executives
  • Asset Allocation
  • Strategic Planning

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Lesson 1 - The History & Philanthropy of the Nonprofit Sector Course Introduction

  • Roots of Philanthropy and Giving: Hinduism, Judaism, and Greek Mythology
  • Roots of Philanthropy and Giving: Roman Empire and the Catholic Church
  • Roots of Philanthropy and Giving: Confraternities and the Protestant Church
  • Roots of Philanthropy and Giving: Scientific Philanthropy
  • Evolution of Philanthropy in America: 1600s–1800s
  • Evolution of Philanthropy in America: Late 1700s–Early 1900s
  • Evolution of Philanthropy in America: Late 1800s–Mid 1900s
  • Evolution of Philanthropy in America: 1950s–Today

Lesson 2 - Fundraising and the Board and Creating a Philanthropic Culture

  • Fund Development, the Board and Creating a Culture: Part A
  • Fund Development, the Board and Creating a Culture: Part B
  • Board Roles: Part A
  • Board Roles: Part B
  • Board Roles: Part C
  • Walking the Walk: Part A
  • Walking the Walk: Part B
  • Campaign Development: Part A
  • Campaign Development: Part B
  • Campaign Development: Part C
  • Campaign Development: Part D
  • Participating in Transformational Gift Solicitation: Part A
  • Participating in Transformational Gift Solicitation: Part B

Lesson 3 - Roles and Responsibilities of Directors

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Governance
  • Board Responsibilities and Governance
  • Legal Duties of Nonprofit Boards
  • Board Committees and Task Forces
  • Evaluating Boards and Individuals
  • The Board Cycle
  • Trends and Best Practices
  • Return on Investment and Dashboards

Lesson 4 - Producing An Efficient Board Meeting

  • How to Be an Effective Trustee
  • Why Things go Wrong at Board Meetings
  • Board Principles
  • Managing Information and Process
  • Board Meetings: Agendas and Minutes
  • Board Meetings: Executive Summaries, Presentations and Norms
  • Board Meetings: Reviews and Assessments
  • Board Implementation: Costs of Change

Lesson 5 - Maximizing Board Effectiveness Through Systems

  • Current US Nonprofit Environment
  • Essential Roles of Board Members
  • The Corporate Reality of the Board
  • Group Theory
  • Asking Awareness Questions and Solving the Authority Problem
  • Application of Group Theory to Board Practice
  • Board Law and Other Systematic Practices
  • Maximizing the Meeting and the Agenda
  • Reflection of Key Concepts

Lesson 6 - Nonprofit Law for Board Members and Executives

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Law
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Best Practices
  • State Regulation
  • Federal Tax Law: Permitted Purposes and Activities
  • Federal Tax Law: Transactions with Insiders
  • Federal Tax Law: Political Activity
  • Other Common Legal Issues

Lesson 7 - Nonprofit Budgeting and Finance

  • Accounting Terminology
  • Accounting Principles and Concepts
  • Types of Accounts and the Accounting Equation
  • The Basics of Financial Statements
  • Expense Analysis: Part 1
  • Expense Analysis: Part 2
  • Contribution Margin and Profit Planning
  • Budgeting and Forecasting

Lesson 8 - Strategic Planning

  • Strategic Thinking and Execution
  • Assessment and Analysis
  • The Five Forces Framework
  • Strategic Positioning
  • Nonprofit Innovation: Part 1
  • Nonprofit Innovation: Part 2
  • Strategy Execution
  • Project Selection and Growth
  • Course Conclusion

Leading Nonprofit Boards at Mendoza College of Business

From  $1,980
Add coaching to your course booking

Coaching can personalize and deepen learning for you and your organization.


Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Finance

During Finance courses, you will get acquainted with a huge number of financial analyst tools and learn how to work with them. So, you will learn how to make and analyze financial reporting, calculate the main financial indicators of the company and ...

Read more about Non-profit

Courses on non-profit offer an excellent opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create an effective plan for addressing key challenges that are faced by all non-profit organizations. The courses mainly focus on the financial and...

Read more about Strategy

Strategy courses contain a large amount of practice. You will be able to analyze the company's performance and make a strategic development plan. All practices are based on real cases that each of you may encounter. The courses will also introduce yo...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.