Board Masters

Board Masters

A nonprofit board of directors is responsible for defining the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. A nonprofit board actively sets policy and ensures that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission. The board provides direct oversight and direction for the executive director and is responsible for evaluating his/her performance. A nonprofit board also has a responsibility to evaluate its own effectiveness, in upholding the public interest(s) served by the organization. - Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence

NAM’s Board Masters offers essential training for new and experienced executive directors and board members, providing them with practical information, resources, and tools that they can put to use right away to further their organizations’ missions. 

Board Masters includes:

  • Interactive learning
  • Networking and peer-learning opportunities
  • Tools and resources to share with your board

Framework: Nine Responsibilities of the Board

  1. Determining the mission
  2. Establishing the vision and strategic direction
  3. Monitoring programs and service delivery
  4. Assuring legal and bylaws compliance
  5. Overseeing the organization’s finances and protecting its assets
  6. Fundraising
  7. Community relations
  8. Selecting, supporting, and evaluating the executive director
  9. Building the competency of the board

This series is for you if:

  • You serve on a nonprofit board or are interested in board service
  • You wonder whether your board is covering all of its bases
  • You want to help make the board better and you’re not sure what steps to take
  • Or, despite your passion for the organization, you are feeling disengaged and/or untapped as a board member

Upcoming Sessions:

Dec 2-6 Open Session

On-demand workshops for your board:

Interested in developing your own board? Request a private Board Masters workshop. 

Email NAM to Learn More 

Board Master Resources and Tools:

Board Recruitment Grid

Board Basics Checkup

Board Meeting Evaluation

Board Member Expectation Agreement

Chief Executive Evaluation Guidelines

Form 990 Filing Requirements

Hearts and Stars Matrix Map

Board Masters was developed in partnership with Leadership Omaha, Omaha Community Foundation, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service, United Way of the Midlands and the Women’s Fund of Omaha.