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Nonprofit Boards and Governance

Explore reasons why boards exist, and examine the roles, responsibilities and relationship to staff. Gain tools for enhancing board effectiveness including recruitment and development, meeting management and self-assessment.

This workshop identifies the uniqueness of the nonprofit sector, which requires specific skills for working with and growing the individual potential of an agency’s board members.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management.


Frank Martinelli

Frank Martinelli is a contributing author of the new book, YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs, just published by CharityChannel Press. Frank has more than 35 years of work, ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a deeper understanding of board roles including collective and individual board responsibilities and legal standards that apply to boards.
  • Examine the board at work in strategic planning, policymaking, board/staff relations, meetings, committees and workgroups, and overall decision-making.
  • Learn how to align board recruitment with your strategic plan in order to build a board leadership talent pipeline.
  • Leave with a toolkit of activities, methods and practices for incorporating course content into the ongoing work of your board.

Date: Tue, Oct 25

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:30am-3pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Frank Martinelli


$200 by Oct 12
$215 after Oct 12

CEUs: 0.6

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7360-14677

Registration Deadline: Oct 25

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