Serving as a board member for a nonprofit organization is a labor of love, a challenging yet rewarding volunteer opportunity.
Being elected as a board member is an honor vested with many important responsibilities, a call to do diligent work to support an organization and advance a mission that has many potential beneficiaries and great community impact. Board members are expected to dedicate a significant amount of time, skill, and resources but above all, they must hold themselves accountable to fully understand the responsibilities they have committed to fulfill.
"Having clarity about what your role is and how you are going to succeed at that role is important for everyone, because we all like to be successful in things we do" Nancy Long, 501 Commons, 2015
Over the course of this module you will learn the crucial role you play in your organization's governance at the board and individual level.
You will learn:
(Don't forget to complete the assigned Tasks to earn your Certificate)