Setting Up a Nonprofit Board Course

Setting Up a Nonprofit Board Course


Welcome to the "Setting Up a Nonprofit Board" Course! Establishing a strong and effective board of directors is essential for the success and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. This course is designed to guide individuals through the process of setting up a nonprofit board, from understanding the roles and responsibilities of board members to recruiting and engaging diverse and committed board members. Whether you are a founder of a new nonprofit organization or an existing nonprofit seeking to strengthen your board, this course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to build a high-performing board that drives mission impact and organizational growth.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the Importance of Nonprofit Boards: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and importance of nonprofit boards in governance, oversight, and strategic leadership, and the impact they have on organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
  2. Establish a Board Governance Structure: Learn how to establish a board governance structure that aligns with the organization's mission, vision, and values, including defining board roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
  3. Recruit and Engage Board Members: Develop strategies for recruiting diverse, skilled, and committed board members who bring expertise, resources, and networks to the organization, and engage them effectively in the nonprofit's work.
  4. Foster Effective Board Governance Practices: Explore best practices in board governance, including conducting effective board meetings, fostering open communication, and ensuring transparency and accountability.
  5. Build a Culture of Board Excellence: Create a culture of board excellence and continuous improvement within the organization, where board members are empowered to fulfill their roles and responsibilities and contribute to the nonprofit's success.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Organizational Leadership: Establishing a strong nonprofit board provides effective leadership and guidance to the organization, ensuring strategic direction, oversight, and accountability.
  2. Increased Organizational Effectiveness: A well-functioning nonprofit board contributes to increased organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, driving mission success and sustainability.
  3. Expanded Networks and Resources: Engaging diverse and committed board members expands the organization's networks and resources, including expertise, funding, and partnerships, to support its mission and programs.
  4. Strengthened Stakeholder Confidence: A high-performing nonprofit board builds confidence and trust among stakeholders, including donors, funders, partners, and beneficiaries, enhancing the organization's reputation and credibility.
  5. Long-Term Organizational Sustainability: Investing in board development and governance strengthens the organization's capacity and resilience, ensuring its long-term sustainability and ability to adapt to changing needs and challenges.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for nonprofit founders, executive directors, board chairs, board members, and anyone involved in establishing or strengthening the governance and leadership of nonprofit organizations. It is suitable for individuals at all stages of their nonprofit journey, from those planning to launch a new nonprofit to those seeking to enhance the effectiveness of an existing nonprofit board.

Course Outline:

  1. Understanding Nonprofit Boards
    • Roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards
    • Case Study: Establishing a board for a new nonprofit organization
  2. Establishing a Board Governance Structure
    • Defining board roles, responsibilities, and expectations
    • Case Study: Developing a board governance manual
  3. Recruiting and Engaging Board Members
    • Strategies for recruiting diverse and committed board members
    • Case Study: Building a board recruitment strategy
  4. Fostering Effective Board Governance Practices
    • Best practices in board governance, including conducting effective board meetings
    • Case Study: Implementing board governance policies and procedures
  5. Building a Culture of Board Excellence
    • Creating a culture of board excellence and continuous improvement
    • Case Study: Strengthening board engagement and effectiveness
  6. Board Development and Training
    • Providing ongoing development and training opportunities for board members
    • Case Study: Implementing a board orientation and training program
  7. Monitoring and Evaluating Board Performance
    • Evaluating board performance and effectiveness
    • Case Study: Conducting a board self-assessment and performance review


Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
22/07/2024 To 26/07/2024 5 Days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
19/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 5 Days Kigali Rwanda
16/09/2024 To 20/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
14/10/2024 To 18/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya
09/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya