Effective Nonprofit Governance:  How Boards Should Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: WHYY - Independence Mall West, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us on 215-991-3676 to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

Effective board membership requires more than good intentions and meeting attendance.  This impactful board training is the first step in appreciating the objective and true roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires.   Attendees will come to understand 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.  Attendees 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.


Please note this class has a snow date of 3/24/2020. If we have to cancel this class due to inclement weather it will be moved to this date but it will not necessarily be held at the same location.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Current and aspiring board members, executive directors Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: March 11th, 2020

Location: WHYY

Address: Independence Mall West, 150 N. 6th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Member $139
Non-Member $169


  • 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 direction 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