How to Be a Good Board Member

How to Be a Good Board Member


About CNM's Online University
Online University is a suite of fun, engaging, and interactive on-demand management trainings accompanied by resources and workbooks.  The online programming is different from other on-demand courses; users will enjoy a high-end, active experience with content created by knowledgeable CNM staff and nonprofit experts. Series topics include fundraising, evaluation, communications, and board member roles/responsibilities.
About this Module  | How to Be a Good Board Member

Governance. Strategic Planning. Leadership. Fundraising. These are just a few of the many functions of a Board of Directors. This online module will introduce you to the core roles and responsibilities of board service and will go beyond the basics, to teach you how to leverage your skills and passion to benefit an organization and have a fulfilling experience. You’ll gain access to resources on Board Committees, Industry Trends, Governance Basics, and more.


Through case studies and interactive exercises, you will explore:

  • Common Board Structure and Activities
  • Responsibilities of Board Members
  • Current Trends
  • Finding the right cause for you

This interactive online course provides you with resources and worksheets as well as the opportunity to participate in a community forum where you can share thoughts, ideas, and questions with other peers and trainers.

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