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Syllabus

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome to BoardLearn: Let’s Get Started

    • Welcome and Agenda

    • How to Use This Learning Tool

    • What We Cover in This Course

    • Welcome from a BoardLeader!

    • Introduce Yourself!

    • Survey: What's Your Starting Point?

    • Download the Course Workbook

  • 2

    Module 2: Establishing Purpose and Setting Strategy

    • Overview of Role and Responsibilities

    • Keeping Mission and Vision on Track

    • Module 2 - Presentation 1 PDF

    • I Have A Dream

    • Quiz: Mission or Vision?

    • Survey: Mission and Vision

    • Developing an Effective Overall Strategy

    • Survey: Strategic Planning at Your Organization

    • How Board Members Can Help With Strategy

    • Module 2 - Presentation 2 PDF

    • Case study: Setting Strategy

    • Summary: Establishing Purpose and Setting Strategy

    • Survey: Please Evaluate This Module

  • 3

    Module 3: Overcoming Fundraising Anxiety

    • Everyone Gets Anxious About Fundraising

    • Survey: What's Your Fundraising Comfort Level?

    • How to Overcome Your Fundraising Fears

    • Fundraising Tips From a Successful Board Fundraiser

    • How Successful Fundraisers Spend Their Time

    • Quiz: How Fundraising Happens

    • Summary: Overcoming Fundraising Anxiety

    • Survey: Please Evaluate This Module

  • 4

    Module 4: Ten Tips for Becoming a Great Fundraiser

    • Introduction to Effective Fundraising

    • Fundraising Tips 1 to 3

    • Exercise: Prospecting on Paper

    • Fundraising Tips 4 to 7

    • Exercise: Create Your Own Elevator Pitch

    • Fundraising Tips 8 to 10

    • Summary: Becoming a Great Fundraiser

    • Survey: Please Evaluate This Module

  • 5

    Module 5: Providing Financial Oversight

    • Introduction: Providing Financial Oversight

    • The Board and the Finance Committee

    • Reviewing Financial Statements

    • Quiz: Reviewing Sample Financial Statements

    • Survey: Please Evaluate This Module

    • Summary: Providing Financial Oversight

  • 6

    Module 6: Selecting, Evaluating, and Supporting the Chief Executive

    • Your Fiduciary Responsibilities as a Board Member

    • Selecting, Evaluating, and Supporting the CEO

    • Exercise: Knowing Your CEO

    • Summary: Selecting, Evaluating, and Supporting the CEO

    • Survey: Please Evaluate This Module

  • 7

    Module 7: Knowing Your Three Legal Duties

    • Your Three Legal Duties

    • Exercise: Duty of Obedience: You Make the Call

    • Duty of Loyalty

    • Exercise: Duty of Loyalty: You Make the Call

    • Summary: Knowing Your Three Legal Duties

    • Survey: Evaluate This Module

  • 8

    Module 8: Understanding Management vs. Board Responsibilities

    • Management and Board Responsibilities: A Primer

    • Who Makes the Call? Six Attributes to Help You Decide

    • Exercise: Gray Area

    • Summary: Understanding Management vs. Board Responsibilities

    • Survey: Evaluate This Module

  • 9

    Module 9: Championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Boardroom

    • Defining Key DEI Concepts

    • Why Does DEI Matter in the Boardroom? An Interview with Nonprofit CEO Gabrielle Prisco

    • Exercise: Thinking About Identity in Your Boardroom

    • How to Champion DEI as a Board Member

    • How Can Boards Prioritize DEI in Governance? An Interview with Nonprofit Board Chair Carolina Jannicelli

    • Summary: Championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Boardroom

    • Survey: Evaluate This Module

  • 10

    Module 10: The Five Ingredients of an Effective Board

    • What Do Boards Need to be Effective?

    • The Board Needs Knowledge, Information, Power, Motivation, and Time

    • Summary: the Five Ingredients of an Effective Board

    • Survey: Approaching Board Service

    • Survey: Evaluate this Module

  • 11

    Module 11: Serving as an Exceptional Board Member and Becoming a Board Leader

    • What Makes an Exceptional Board Member?

    • Interview with an Exceptional Board Member, Aisha Taylor

    • Go Make Your Mark!

    • Course Evaluation

    • Thank you!