Nonprofit Board Governance Rock Star Certificate Series

Laurel Westmoreland

  • Session 1 - How to be a Board Rock Star
    February 20, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
  • Session 2 - Essentials for a Rock Star Board Meeting
    February 27, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

The Nonprofit Board Governance Rock Star Certificate Series

The NLC’s Board Governance Rock Star Certificate is a 6-hour program over 2 evenings that covers—comprehensively and in an engaging way–the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand and practice. If you want to serve a chosen organization with passion and true impact, this is the certificate for you.

During these interactive trainings, you’ll explore case studies and learn best practices for board structure and practices, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight. And you’ll build an invaluable network of Tampa Bay nonprofit leaders that you can consult at any time.

SESSION 1: How to be a Nonprofit Board Rock Star

February 20, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm (includes dinner)

$216.00 Only $49.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

OR $432.00 Only $80.00 (when logged in) for SESSIONS 1 & 2 in the certificate series

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

  • identification, recruitment, orientation, and even release of board members
  • the board-staff partnership
  • the board’s fundraising role
  • board member motivation, responsibilities, and accountability, including conflicts of interest
  • and competing governance models and governance trends.


SESSION 2: Essentials for a Rock Star Board Meeting

February 27, 2019, 5:30pm-8:30pm (includes dinner)

$216.00 Only $49.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

OR $432.00 Only $80.00 (when logged in) for SESSIONS 1 & 2 in the certificate series

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? And what questions should you be asking?  Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE will be joined by CPA Nancy Ridenour, CPA, CFE to lay out the processes and information that Rock Star Boards need to operate at peak efficiency and greatest impact.

Now you’ll understand:

  • planning and running a successful meeting
  • the board’s role in financial oversight
  • your nonprofit’s financial statements
  • budgeting & cash flow management
  • audits & IRS filings

NLC trainer, Nancy Ridenour, CPA, CFE, has extensive experience in auditing, forensic accounting and fraud investigations.


CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 6.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) has asked NLC to reframe our no-show policy for their providers.

Effective July 1, 2018 CBHC-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, and cancellation and refunds.

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