Great Boards & Valuable Board Members


Nonprofit boards of directors are responsible for the strategies and financial health of the organizations they serve. While it is a significant responsibility, it can also be an amazing experience, giving people the opportunity to use their talents, skills, connections and ideas to help the organization meet its mission. High-functioning boards are essential to having sustained impact, but dysfunctional boards can stymie growth and cause instability.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify board member responsibilities
  • Describe the characteristics that make for a great board member
  • Articulate the responsibilities of a board member
  • Discuss how board members provide value

Resources are below. To see all available courses, visit the SVP Philanthropy Curriculum main page.

  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Course Handouts
  • Slide Deck

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