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.

Building a Strong Board – March 3, 2020 | Northwestern San Francisco Campus

In this session, we will learn and explore board leadership, diversity and the role of a healthy board with respect to nonprofit leadership. Our objectives include:

  • The realities and stresses of the board-staff relationship
  • Best practices in the relationship between nonprofit senior leadership and the board of directors
  • Exploration and introspection about diversity and representation on the board of directors
  • Actionable diversity and representation steps for nonprofit leadership
Center for Nonprofit Management

Build trust between the board and leadership


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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

Megan Kashner - Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Social Impact, Kellogg Public-Private Interface; Founder and CEO, Benevolent

Accommodations, Fees & Policies


Nonprofit Management Programs are held at the Kellogg School of Management's Miami Campus or the Northwestern San Francisco Campus.

Kellogg Miami Campus
95 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Northwestern San Francisco Campus
44 Montgomery Street, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

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.

Kellogg School of Management

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