Best Practices Guide to Effective Board Governance

Date and Time: December 11th, 2013 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pm Location: 4000 Chemical Road - Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Being an effective board member is more than attending meetings. This class is the first step in truly appreciating the roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Attendees will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership in both the context of being part of a larger whole as well as an individual. In addition, this course will show how to maximize the all-important partnership of board and executive director. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of key elements of board responsibility, such as the law’s performance expectations of nonprofit board members, strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and the care and feeding of the board. Participants will leave knowing that they can now cement their good intentions in best practices, including being able to apply standard tools for board assessment and governance and sample essential policies to their organizations.

Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: December 11th, 2013

Location: La Salle University - Montgomery County Campus

Address: Metroplex 3000 Chemical Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Member Rate $119
Non-Member Rate $149


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing director and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.  Laura  is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit


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