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Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development

Self-Paced5 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Nonprofit Management
Nonprofit Board and Volunteer Development


Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. And board members are a special type of volunteer, helping to guide the direction of a nonprofit, promote the organization in the community, and ensure that the nonprofit's mission is fulfilled. Learning how best to manage the board and other volunteers is a critical part of nonprofit management. This course covers the fundamentals of board and volunteer development as well as recruiting, effective communication, and retention.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.5
    • SHRM PDCs: 5
      • CFRE Points: 5


        • Mobile-friendly
        • Audio-enabled
        • Badge and credit-awarding
        • Real-world case studies
        • Fully accessible
        • Games & Flashcards
        • Expert-supported
        • Video content

        learning Outcomes

        • Explain the reasons why people volunteer and how nonprofits can make volunteer programs more successful
        • Describe the responsibilities of the nonprofit board
        • Discuss different models for organizing a nonprofit board
        • Describe the differences between a nonprofit board and a for-profit board
        • Explain different approaches for recruiting and filling a nonprofit board
        • Discuss the pros and cons of large versus small boards
        • Describe why board evaluations are useful
        • Explain why nonprofit boards form committees
        • Discuss typical nonprofit board and staff interactions
        • Describe how nonprofits can develop and maintain a strong volunteer base

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