Description Board Governance is one of eight nonprofit management courses in the Learning Institute Certificate Series. The course presents standard nonprofit concepts, vocabulary, and strategies through a 90-minute video presentation. A downloadable participant guide reinforces the presentation and contains worksheets and an Organizational Assessment Tool to assist with post-training implementation. The course takes from six to nine hours to complete. This offer allows one student to enroll in this course. The course is available online to this student for one year. Benefits for Organizations If you lead or manage a nonprofit organization or public library, you can learn how to: Assess board composition Find and recruit members to build a diverse board Use creative approaches to board orientation and training Build board members' commitment to the organization's mission Expert Teacher The course was prepared by Carol Weisman, president of Board Builders and a speaker, author, trainer, and consultant who specializes in volunteerism, fundraising, and governance. The course moderator is Joan Cybela, a professor and distance education specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Test Your Computer Before Requesting Before you request this product, test your computer's ability to play the video presentation by playing the samples at: http://www.snpo.org/lino/catalog/samples.php. Certificate Available at an Extra Cost A certificate is not part of the TechSoup offer; it is available through the Learning Institute program of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO). Participants can earn 0.6 of a continuing education unit (CEU) for each course from Michigan State University by paying an additional fee to the Learning Institute and submitting completed assignments for evaluation. Successful completion of CEU assignments for the entire series entitles them to the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from SNPO and Michigan State University. Memberships Available from SNPO at Full Price Aside from the Learning Institute courses offered through TechSoup, SNPO offers memberships at three price levels. These memberships provide products and services that help members accomplish their missions more effectively. Choose Carefully The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged. Obtaining This Product When TechSoup approves your donation request, we will send a message to your organization email address with instructions for obtaining and activating this product.