Free training to help you become an impactful, engaged board member

Board Member Connect has partnered with NonprofitReady to provide you with a free online certificate program on nonprofit board service. 

Learn the essentials of nonprofit boards and how they operate.

"I strongly recommend these high-quality courses that hit all the key topic areas related to serving on a nonprofit board. It's great for those who are interested in joining a board for the first time as well as experienced board members who need a refresher."

David Lewis
Founder & CEO of Board Member Connect

Complete the three courses, pass the short exam, and earn your certificate. All 100% free.

Course 3: Determining Board Effectiveness

Discover types of boards and the responsibilities associated with various board roles and committees.

Course 2: Operating Effectively

Understand the importance of effective collaboration between the board and nonprofit staff.

Free Online Training for You and Your Nonprofit

Learn how to measure outcomes and impact on an organization and programs.

Course 1: Introduction to Nonprofit Boards

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This training is for:

  • Individuals interested in joining a nonprofit board

  • Executive Directors/Nonprofit CEOs looking to collaborate more effectively with their board and to provide resources to onboard new board members

  • Nonprofit Board Members wanting to understand their key responsibilities and serve more effectively

  • Nonprofit Professionals looking to grow their skills and understand the role of the board and how it impacts the success of a nonprofit organization

  • Companies interested in providing nonprofit board opportunities to their employees

About NonprofitReady addresses the critical need for professional development in the nonprofit sector by providing more than 500 online courses and certificate programs for nonprofit professionals, board members, and volunteers in all roles, at every stage of their career. All 100% free. Topics range from hard skills such as fundraising, grant writing, marketing, volunteer engagement, and program management to soft skills such as leadership, communication, time management, unconscious bias, and diversity and inclusion. NonprofitReady is a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation. Contact us to learn more.


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