Good Governance for Nonprofits

Exam Questions: 40
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 194 | Content: 176, Supplemental: 18
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 6875C

This course is geared toward CEOs and board members who seek to improve the way they govern their nonprofit organizations. The principles and practices embraced in this course apply to all nonprofits of every size, type, degree of complexity, and present level of governance efficiency. It will lay out a roadmap to good governance by creating a Board Policies Manual and employing it to implement the practices that characterize an efficient and effective governance model. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Got Good Governance?
  • The Board Policies Manual
  • Planning and Packing: Committing to the BPM
  • Confronting the Roadblocks
  • The BPM Development Process
  • BPM Part 1: Introduction and Administration
  • BPM Part 2: Organizational Essentials
  • BPM Part 3: Board Structure and Processes
  • BPM Part 4: Board-CEO/Staff Relationship
  • BPM Part 5: Executive Parameters
  • Are We There Yet? The End of the Beginning
  • The Roadmap Taken: Four Case Histories
  • To recall the principles of governance that power exceptional boards
  • To recognize characteristics of a Board Policy Manual
  • To identify essential and nonessential contributions of nonprofit boards
  • To recall the legs of the roadmap to good governance
  • To identify the issues that will get in the way of creating a BPM
  • To recognize steps involved in developing the BPM
  • To identify items to be included in the BPM
  • To recall the organizational essentials needed in the BPM
  • To recognize items included in the board structure and processes section of the BPM
  • To identify ways to monitor executive performance
  • To identify the primary purposes of an organization's communication strategy
  • To recognize how to effectively implement the BPM
  • To identify real life case histories of implementing the BPM

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