Course Overview

A strong board and a robust bench of volunteers can often mean the difference between a nonprofit organization’s success or failure. This program covers the ins and outs of board development and volunteer management. 

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Explain the reasons why people volunteer and how nonprofits can make volunteer programs more successful.
  • Describe the responsibilities of the nonprofit board.
  • Discuss various models nonprofits use to organize their boards.
  • Describe the differences between a nonprofit board and a for-profit board.
  • Explain different approaches to recruiting and filling a nonprofit board.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of large versus small boards.
  • Explain board evaluation and its importance.
  • Discuss the typical interactions between nonprofit board members and staff.
  • Describe how nonprofits can develop and maintain a strong volunteer base.

Target Audience

This is designed for nonprofit leaders who want to learn how to develop their board and staff of volunteers. 



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

$150.00 (US) per seat

Access Time

90 Days