Effective Nonprofit Governance

Increasing Board Effectiveness

With the growing social impact environment, nonprofit board members and their organizations need to function efficiently and effectively. They are frequently facing a challenging environment with increasing competition, sophisticated donors and new methods of solicitation. How should the nonprofit leaders change their approach to help board members react to this environment more effectively and provide leadership that supports their nonprofit organizations? How can board members use their time and commitment to become better ambassadors and help organizations increase their impact and meet their missions?

In this program, you will learn best practices to assist executives and board members in maximizing the organization’s potential. You will explore the role the board serves in your organization and principles to ensure your board is performing with a high level of integrity and responsibility. Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management faculty and practitioners will engage you with a rich mix of classroom learning and interactive discussion.

Principles of High Performing Boards - February 5, 2020 | Kellogg Miami Campus

  • Understand the role of the board and the relationship between the board and key members of the organization
  • Learn best practices and critical principles to be an effective board member
  • Experience a lively panel discussion, featuring current board members and senior executives discussing their experiences in nonprofit organizations
Center for Nonprofit Management

Build trust between the board and leadership


Who Should Attend

  • All nonprofit leaders/executives
  • Professionals who serve on nonprofit boards
  • Team members of nonprofit organizations who interact with the Board of Directors

*We suggest nonprofit executives and their board chairs attend this program together.


Elise Madrick Townsend - Academic Director; Senior Program Administrator

Liz Livingston Howard - Clinical Professor of Management; Director of Nonprofit Executive Education

Fees & Accommodations


Nonprofit Management Programs are held at the Kellogg School of Managment's Miami Campus.

Kellogg Miami Campus
95 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Application Deadline

The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.

Hospitality during the Program

We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.


Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay.

Cancellation Policy:

Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.

When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.

*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.

Learn More

Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs

2020 Session

February 5, 2020

Start: February 5 at 8:30 AM

End: February 5 at 1:00 PM

Miami campus

This program does not count towards the Executive Scholar Certificate


Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208