Effective board members can strengthen an organization in many ways, including providing valuable advice, resources, community support, and most importantly, assistance with fundraising. “Throughout the pandemic, nonprofits have been in desperate need for strong, innovative, and insightful board members to lead their organizations through the toughest times,” says Nancy L. Sasaki, president and CEO, United Way of San Diego County. “In a short time, our Nonprofit Board Certification and Matching Program builds confidence and allows professionals to give back with their skills and meet other like-minded community leaders. Participants walk away from our program with the skill and mindset to provide value and long-lasting change for a nonprofit organization.”
Gain tools to create a more vibrant philanthropic community. Program participants will learn vital skills to help them maximize their roles as board members. Not only does the program increase a board member’s impact, but also enhances their leadership skills, helps them learn about effective governance of nonprofits, and gives participants the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, and network with other community leaders. A quality nonprofit board combines its individual members’ unique talents, life experiences, and professional expertise.
During each cohort, the following topics are covered: