Nonprofit boards of the future will face new and greater challenges and opportunities, from changes in technology to new demands for greater accountability. Nonprofits are expected to demonstrate that they make a difference and that they are successfully addressing these new challenges. They require fully engaged members to succeed.
This Elective course is held over three days. Next session will be held on:
Date: Fall 2016 Semester: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, and Nov. 10, 2016
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This three-day, intensive seminar examines ways in which board and staff members can increase their capacity and effectiveness as well as enjoy their service.
Examination of how to recruit, build and maintain a strong, entrepreneurial board that brings future-oriented strategic leadership to an agency.
Analysis of roles and expectations of board members.
Overview of creating a board/staff team that maximizes talents, commitment and rewards.
Understanding of how entrepreneurial boards join staff in developing new income streams, alliances and other nontraditional resources.
Note: This course can be used as an elective in the Fundraising Certificate program.
Applied Project: Board Improvement Plan
Fee Information: : The fee for this class is $280. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit, click here to get more information on UMKC registration requirements and graduate fees.
Textbook Information: Required textbook for this course: BoardSource's The Nonprofit Board Answer Book (3rd edition) - ISBN: 9781118096116.
It will be available at the UMKC University Bookstore located in the Student Union (5100 Cherry Street) by the beginning of the semester. You will find it in the Public Administration section (PA 455).
Facilitators: Peggy Dunn (Mayor of Leawood, KS) and Gary Baker, Ph.D., are Senior Fellows of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.