Invest In Your Nonprofit Board Members And Executive Leadership Team’s Success
Who Will Benefit From These Courses:
Board members, CEO’s and leadership and management teams of all tax-exempt organizations, including:
- Nonprofit organizations, including human and social services, education, healthcare, environment, arts & cultures, faith-based and other social mission driven organizations
- Colleges and Universities
- Hospitals and Health Systems
- Business and Professional trade associations
- Chambers of Commerce
Most nonprofit organizations have great causes and powerful missions that are being advanced through the efforts of dedicated professionals, board members, donors and volunteers. Everyone has high hopes and dreams for their organization and is very proud to be associated with it.
Yet far too many still struggle to achieve the level of excellence their mission requires.
One of the key responsibilities of every nonprofit CEO is to engage and motivate their board and leadership team to be passionate about serving their mission and achieving their strategic vision.
As the CEO or Board Chair, you may ask yourself the following questions:
- How do I engage and motivate my board to be more passionate about our mission?
- How can I enable my board to gain more self-confidence to more actively participate in our philanthropic initiatives?
- How do I recruit and develop new board members who can assist me in achieving our strategic vision?
- How do I develop my leadership team to learn the new competencies needed to achieve our strategic goals?
- How do I develop an organizational wide leadership succession plan to develop the future leaders of our organization?
These two new online courses will enable your board members and leadership team to learn the skills, competencies and self-confidence required to become a high performing nonprofit organization with the ultimate beneficiary being those you serve.
You can enjoy our online courses at your convenience from home, your office, computer, tablet, or mobile device.
To maximize the benefits these courses, make sure that at every Board and Leadership team meeting, a specific topic from each module is scheduled for discussion and debate throughout the term of your six-month subscription license.
Course: How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board
In this course, there are 8 modules centered around the following topics:
- The Life Cycles of Board Governance, The Characteristics and Obstacles of Being a High Performing Nonprofit Board
- The Role and Characteristics of the Board Chair and Board Leadership Succession
- The CEO and Board Relationship, Executive Leadership Competencies and CEO Performance Evaluations
- The Board’s Role in Achieving Your Strategic Vision
- The Board’s Role in Philanthropy
- Evaluating the Board’s Committee Structures
- Board Recruitment and Reappointment Best Practices
- Dealing Effectively with Difficult Board Behavior and,
- Assessing the Board’s Annual Performance
How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board identifies and encourages us to examine the areas critical to the optimal performance of non-profit boards. In this course, Dennis asks the tough questions in a respectful and non-threatening way. This course touches all the bases of non-profit board performance and will place you firmly on the road of improved board outcomes, for those of you truly committed to them. I strongly urge you to purchase this course.
Stephen N. Lawrence, Ph.D., MPA, Chair, Committee on Trustees and Board Governance
Bonnie Brae School
Dennis Miller has created a wonderfully informative and instructive resource for nonprofit executives and boards in his new online course “How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board”. The course is full of great information and tips that will assist executives and board members at all levels of their board development. The videos are engaging and matched well with a companion handbook I found the questions at the end of each module to be excellent for both stimulating discussion as well as a sound exercise in determining the functioning of the board and CEO. Many thanks to Dennis for sharing his sound knowledge and experience!
Allison Blake, PhD MSW, Chief Executive Officer
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut
Dennis Miller’s course on “How to Become a High Performing Board” is a wonderful tool for both new and more experienced board members as well as for board chairs. Dennis’ insights, which have developed from his wide experience with both for profit and not for profit entities, provides great clarity to any board member as to individual director responsibilities, and the best methods of enhancing the performance for their boards.
Edward W. Ahart, Esq., Board Chair
Fannie Ripple Foundation
Dennis Miller brings his extensive experience and his compelling style to the question of how a nonprofit board can become a high performing board. He hits all the right points, and helps the viewer understand how each aspect of board operations fits into the whole nonprofit experience. This online course, How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board, will be helpful to almost every board member – new and experienced.
Jim Purcell, President & CEO
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies of New York
Dennis Miller has done it again – his own version of pushing a Board from good to great. In his new series of “How to Become a High Performing Board”, Dennis illustrates some of the most basic and strong practices needed by all non-profit Boards. Whether an experienced Board Chair or newer Board member, this is a valuable tool in helping to transition your Board to greater philanthropy opportunities, as well as the overall importance of Board impact on your organization. The success of your Board – and its leadership to the organization’s mission – is critical. Dennis’ focus on Leadership Development, Board Governance, Philanthropy and Succession Planning is a true win for all non-profit Boards.
Todd Shellenberger, Vice President of Development
I highly recommend Dennis Miller’s online course, ‘How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Board”. The need for our programs in the social service or nonprofit sector is greater than ever. Our Board of Directors must be a diverse group of highly engaged, (without being micro-managers) leaders willing to step up no matter what the issue is, and work like a team. A tall order for busy professionals. While there’s a lot of training out there most board members don’t have the time to read tons of material or attend classes. Dennis Miller, a seasoned nonprofit leader, understands this dynamic and has developed an online video course that covers the basics in a little over an hour. Each of the 6 modules ranging from a few minutes each to 16 minutes. will give your nonprofit board members the foundation they need to help your board work together with your organization to truly make a difference.
Blair Schleischer Bravo, Chief Executive Officer
Morris Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Course: How to Become a High Performing Nonprofit Executive Leadership Team
In this course, there are 9 modules centered around the following topics:
- Visionary Thinker
- Emotional Intelligence
- Relationship Builder
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- The CEO’s Role in Philanthropy
- Brand Builder
- Strategic Collaborator
- Succession Planner
- Inspirational Motivator
Courses Being Developed