Board Member Training Program

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We know that your organization is trying to solve big problems but to do that, they need experienced leaders who are well-equipped for board work.  Whether you serve on the board of an all-volunteer organization  - or you work alongside competent staff, the material in these courses will better equip you and others on your board to play a leadership role in your foundation.

The courses in this school were designed by and taught by subject matter experts in one of 5 areas:

  • Governance
  • Resource Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Education Foundation Programming 
  • Education Foundation Relationships
Here's an example:
Building the Board Your Foundation Needs - The difference between success and frustration for many education foundation boards is found in who serves on the board.  While we often can tell when it's "not working", we may be frustrated in putting our finger on why it's not working.  This course provides tools and advice on what to look for in board members, what a board's "profile" should look like, and how to prune deadwood from the board to make way for new members with new ideas and energy.
The lectures are comprised of recorded lectures, readings, examples and exercises to reinforce learning.  All are designed to take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete. 

Check back often as we will continue to add new courses.  Once you purchase a course, the material can be accessed as long as you retain your Teachable account.  We offer a 30-day money back guarantee.  


Courses are $35*.

*$20 per course when you purchase 3 or more of the same course.  

15% discount for NSFA members-login to the Members Only section of the website for the coupon code.  


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