Best Practices in Board Governance

Date and Time: Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 09:00 am to Location: Bucks County Community College - TBD


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

Nonprofit boards have a clear and essential job to do that, when done, allows a nonprofit to meet its full potential.  Sadly, though, too many individual board members, and, therefore, collective boards, don’t understand fully what this job entails.  It requires more than good intentions and meeting attendance.  It requires understanding the objective and true roles and responsibilities of the job of board member and a willingness to do them.

This class lays out the full responsibilities of board membership, in both the context of being part of a larger whole, as well as an individual. 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, income development, financial management, and the care and feeding of the board.  In addition, this class will show how to maximize the all-important partnership of board and executive director.  Attendees will leave knowing how to marry their good intentions with best practices, along with helpful tools to put it all into action.

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

Event Location

Date: February 10th, 2022


Fee $159


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., is the Director of La Salle University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership.

    She is a tenured member of La Salle’s faculty and was the Executive Director of The Nonprofit Center from 2001 through May 2021.  She began her affiliation with The Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and instructor, primarily in the areas of governance, strategic planning, coaching, and program evaluation, and she continues to serve as a consultant and instructor with The Center.  She is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit management and governance.  Her weekly