Nonprofit– Board Development/Governance

This event is part of the series:
Duke University - Continuing Studies: 2022 Nonprofit Capacity Building Training

June 28, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Allen, Jeanne, Ed.S. 

To be successful, nonprofit organizations require strong leadership from their Board of Directors. The board responsibility is to manage the corporation which includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the senior management’s effectiveness, organizational policies and procedures, and the execution of its strategies.  

Learn the roles and responsibilities of the board, including its paramount duties, and why board accountability requires a fully engaged and active board of directors who manage the organization.  Discuss how you may increase board members’ commitment to the mission and purpose of your organization, and how boards must fulfill their legal and governance duties.  This course addresses the following topics: the board’s role and responsibilities, the board and the executive director’s relationship, financial and legal responsibilities of the board, and how to recruit and select good board members. 

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the board’s roles and responsibilities.
  • Discuss how board accountability prompted by a nonprofit’s internal and external stakeholders requires a fully engaged and active board who manages the organization.

Instructor Bio: Jeanne Allen’s expertise is Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership in the nonprofit sector. As a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, she is an expert in board development and governance and leadership.  Jeanne also custom designs and facilitates engaging board and staff retreats, both online and in person, for nonprofits of various missions. Additionally, as an Instructor in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, she teaches several courses: Board Development and Governance, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Effective Meetings and Leadership in Nonprofits. Previously, Jeanne was Assistant Dean, Multicultural Programs at Westchester Community College, NY as well as internal consultant with Girl Scouts USA in NYC. Ms. Allen earned an Ed.S. in Instructional Systems Technology, and MS in Adult Education from Indiana University, and a BA from UNC-CH.


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