This course introduces you to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, and leadership and governance concepts. While this course was designed with North American culture in mind, we understand that the nature of the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit leadership, and nonprofit governance may differ in other parts of the world. Nonetheless, we hope that much of the course content will be useful to those in other parts of the world.
1. The Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Organizations, Leadership and Governance
- The Leadership and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Promotional Video
- Welcome to the video introducing this series of courses
- Course 1 Overview Video
- Week 1 Overview
- Interview with Ruth McCambridge
- Interview with Dr. Laura Schweitzer: Leadership and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations from a Practitioner Perspective
2. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Organizational Governance and Boards of Directors
- Week 2 Overview
- Interview with Prof Chris Cornforth on "Innovative Approaches and Perspectives to Nonprofit Governance"
3. The Board's Role and Responsibilities
- Week 3 Overview
- Interview with Putnam Barber on Charitable Solicitations in the United States
- Conceptual Framework of the Elements of Board Effectiveness
- Professor Vic Murray summarizes the design of the board assessment
4. Concept Testing and Application
- The end of Course 1 assessment of learning begins with the requirement that you to take two Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) and submit your first Board Effectiveness Assessment Reflection (BEAR). During the testing process, don't forget to bring a piece of paper and pen to make a note of your answers to the RAT and RAT Application Exercise questions. You will need them to vote and discuss your responses in the RAT forums next week.
5. Assessment of Learning: BEAR Peer Review and RAT Discussion Forums
- RAT Peer Discussions and Polling
- RAT Application Exercise Peer Discussions and Polling