Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education

BoardSource’s governance education program, the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education, is designed for those who want to understand the major building blocks of an effective nonprofit board.

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education

The six-module, on-demand or live webinar program, covers the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand, including board structure and practices, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight.

During the course of this certificate program, you will also learn about the identification, recruitment, and orientation of board members; the board-staff partnership; board meetings and the use of committees; the board’s fundraising role; board member motivation, responsibilities, and accountability; and competing governance models and governance trends.


Certificate Objectives, Modules, & Registration

Objective I

Gain insights and receive resources, including The Governance Series, that further your understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit board governance.

Objective II

Develop a network of peers who are taking the course to gain mutual support, and to share information through a specific community on the BoardSource Exchange.

Objective III

Examine approaches, assumptions, and practices about effective governance; you’ll be prepared to put the learning to work with access to a Course Portal that includes tools, templates, and other material.

Module 1
Nonprofits & Governance

Module 2
Policies & Meetings

CNBE Module 3

Module 3
Nonprofit Staff

Module 4
The Nonprofit Board

Module 5
Oversight & Accountability


Module 6

Price: $499

You must be a member to register for the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education due to the amount of materials and resources provided to participants.

Learn more about our membership programs.

ON-DEMAND SERIES – Register now 

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES – View training calendar for the next course 

The live webinar series is currently being offered twice a year.

If you have any questions regarding this certificate series or another training course,
please call 1-877-892-6273.