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Nonprofit Board Governance Training

Leadership Columbus strives to provide our alumni, individuals, nonprofits and companies with the essential education and training needed to support, develop and hone board governance skills that are critical to the success of nonprofits in our region. By ensuring individuals have the tools and insights they need to be effective and impactful board members, both the individual and the organization they serve benefit. Whether you are looking to get involved in a nonprofit board or are already serving on a board and want to enhance your expertise, this training will help you get the most out of nonprofit board service.
The session combines information on board governance standards and best practices with first-hand experiences from experts actively serving in the field to create a unique and enriching educational opportunity. The registration fee is $500 per person.
Attendees will learn about:
  • Roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and board members
  • Board governance models, modes and techniques for generative governance
  • Financial literacy and fiduciary responsibilities of board members
  • Ethics and conflicts of interest
  • Fundraising and more
Attendees will receive:
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Board Governance Resource Guide
Upcoming Training:
Date: Wednesday, October 27
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: In-person, location TBA
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Sample Agenda (subject to change)

9 a.m. –  Welcome and Introduction

9 – 11:45 a.m. – Board Governance Overview
– Duties under the Law
– Code of Regulations (Bylaws)
– Officer Roles
– Executive Director’s Role
– Board Development
– Committees
– Meeting Structure
– Conflicts of Interests
– Governance Modes
– Generative Governance Techniques

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch (provided)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Financial Literacy and Board Service

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Fundraising for Board Members

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Board Chair/CEO Teams Panel Discussion | (panelists TBA)

4:45 – 5 p.m. – Closing