Best Practices in Board Governance

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus - 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940


Registration for this course is through Bucks County Community College. For more information visit their website -

The board of a nonprofit plays a vital role in the organization and has an essential job to ensure the nonprofit meets its full potential. The reality is that many board members, often individuals who care about the mission of the organization as a whole, may join without an understanding of what the role really entails. Being an effective board member requires not only good intentions and a commitment to the mission, but also an understanding of the responsibilities of a board and a willingness to make decisions with the organization, team, and community in mind.

This class will take a holistic look at the role and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, identifying not only the individual but also the collective role that boards have with nonprofits. Participants will learn key elements/responsibilities of the board such as their role in culture development, defining governance, board/executive director/staff balance of power and collaborations, modern and reasonable expectations/obligations, and connecting with community centered work.

Category: Audience: Current and aspiring board members, executive directors Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: February 01st, 2023

Location: Bucks County Community College

Address: 275 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940

Fee $159


  • Sonia Stamm

    Sonia J. Stamm is principal of The Stamm Consultancy which helps nonprofits and entrepreneurial clients build more cohesive organizations. She brings more than 20 years of experience in management consulting, organizational development, program management and training within the nonprofit, service and technology arenas. A staff member of The Nonprofit Center for more than seven years, Sonia served as director of educational programs and director of leadership programs, as well as a consultant and instructor in governance and leadership. She also spent a decade as an executive search consultant for emerging companies. She earned an M.Ed. in adult and organizational development