I follow two rules of thumb when it comes to nonprofit boards:
#1: “Principles of effectiveness” are more useful than “best practices.”
#2: A good board is one that does what the organization needs it to do.
Two levels of board training are available. Board Basics addresses:
- Board responsibilities
- Board structure and composition
- Committee functions
Advanced Board Training is designed for boards seeking deeper levels of member engagement. Board members are led through a series of activities based on the Governance as Leadership* framework.
*Governance as Leadership, Chait, Ryan, and Taylor (2005)