Governance Basics 101

“Governance Basics 101” is designed for nonprofit professionals with beginner knowledge of nonprofit governance, or for anyone interested in serving on a nonprofit board. 

Are you curious about the way nonprofits are run? Do you know how nonprofit boards operate? This workshop will introduce participants to the nature of nonprofit governance and the purpose and accountabilities of boards and their members. By the end of the session, participants will understand the purpose of boards, identify the legal duties of boards and their members, distinguish between roles of governing and managing, and learn how the various stages of an organization’s life cycle can impact those roles. Several case studies will be used and discussed throughout the workshop.

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Understand the purpose of boards
  • Identify the legal duties of boards and members
  • Distinguish between the roles of governing and managing a nonprofit and how the various stages of an organization's life cycle can impact those roles. 
Jim Vaillancourt, Senior Consultant, Center for Nonprofit Management
March 29, 2017; 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
$35.00 for Members; $75.00 for nonmembers; $15.00 for students
One Star
Subject Area(s)
Board Development
Planning & Evaluation
Center for Nonprofit Management


This workshop has already started and registrations are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in taking this course, please refer to the list below to find another time with the course will be offered.

This workshop is not currently offered at any other times.