Certificate Programs
Board Governance

Certificate in

Board Governance

The Nonprofit Board Governance Rock Star Certificate Series is a six-hour program over two evenings that covers the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand and practice in a comprehensive and engaging way. If you want to serve a chosen organization with passion and true impact, this is the certificate program for you.


Fees & Dates

The current (2024) fee for this two-session training program is $138.


Session Descriptions

Session One​

Join NLC CEO Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE, for a three-hour, interactive learning experience designed to showcase the best of the best in:

  • Identifying, recruiting, on-boarding and even releasing board members
  • Cultivating a successful board-staff partnership
  • Establishing the board’s fundraising role
  • Understanding board member motivation, responsibilities and accountability, including conflicts of interest
  • Competing governance models and governance trends

Session Two​

What exactly is an Executive Committee meeting, and when do you call one? What do all those financial reports mean? What questions should you be asking?

Take a deeper dive into what makes rock star boards work so well. Learn about the most efficient and effective ways to utilize committees and run your meetings. What exactly is an executive committee meeting, anyway? And when do you call one? What do those financial reports mean? What questions should you be asking?  Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE, and Dr. Maureen Butler, PhD, CPA, will share the processes and information that rock star boards need to operate at peak efficiency and greatest impact.

After this session, you’ll understand:

  • How to plan and run a successful meeting
  • The board’s role in financial oversight
  • Your nonprofit’s financial statements
  • Budgeting and cash flow management
  • Audits and IRS filings


interested in custom training?

Contact us at info@nlctb.org to schedule a custom board training for your organization and board.