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Board Management and Governance is a Course

Board Management and Governance

Apr 6 - May 10, 2020
2.0 credits

$350 Enroll

Full course description

5 Weeks

3-8 Hours/Week


Course Type:

2.0 CEUs

Course Description

Whether you are founding a small nonprofit for your local community or moving into a management role for an international organization, it's critical that you are able to effectively manage and interact with your board. Successful boards provide essential oversight and help steer the direction of an organization while creating and maintaining a thriving culture of stewardship, and you want to maximize their potential.

A board can also help mitigate conflicts of interest, ensure responsible use of an organization's assets, and maintain transparency and responsibility in your nonprofit's mission. This course will help you successfully navigate board management structures and board governance and realize the important role that the board serves for you and your organization.

Required materials:

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals (1st ed.), by Darian Rodriguez Heyman (ISBN-13: 978-0470285961)

Robert's Rules of Order, by Henry Robert III, Daniel Honemann, and Thomas Balch (ISBN-13: 978-0306820205)


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • What a board is and what role it serves within you organization
  • How to best engage with and manage your board
  • The best method for creating a structured document for board governance
  • Ways to create successful benchmarks to monitor and evaluate board performance

After completing this course, you will understand how to manage a board, what bylaws need approval and how oversight and governance are best administered, ensuring that your organization is successful in its mission.

Course Instructor

Sally Sorte

Sally Sorte, M.A., M.P.A.

Founder of Academy 360

Sally founded Academy 360, a public charter school 501(c)(3) in Denver, CO. Sally served as Executive Director for six years and has recently transitioned to an Executive Consultant role for the school with a focus on finance and governance. Prior to this experience, Sally worked in education at Teach for America and business at Google. She is currently a guest lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder and Colorado College, a writer for and a facilitator for New Politic's Answer the Call leadership program.