Nonprofit Board Fundamentals: Session 1
About the event
This six-session program is designed specifically for current nonprofit board members. Our goal is to provide an overview of the nonprofit sector and its structure as well as support, knowledge, and skill-building around the fundamentals of board participation.
Please note the Nonprofit Board Fundamentals program is open by application only. Learn more about this program.
Each of the six sessions will include brief preparatory readings, onsite presentation, and participant discussion. Participants will receive their own copy of the BoardSource publication, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, as well as additional handouts and information throughout the program. Group size will be small with no more than 20 participants in the cohort.
Sessions take place at the Santa Fe Community Foundation from 2:00 - 5:30 pm, with content from 2:00 - 5:00 pm and optional one-on-one discussion from 5:00 - 5:30pm. Participants are expected to attend all 6 sessions, with the first session on September 8 mandatory.
- Nonprofits and your community
- Legal responsibilities of board members
- Board governance
- Board recruitment (including diversifying your board) and assessment
- Finance for boards
- Fundraising for boards
- Relationships with staff and fellow board members