About this Specialization

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Identify and analyze leadership and governance issues, create practical ways to improve board performance and work with boards to implement these improvements. This Specialization consists of three courses plus a Capstone Project: (1) Course 1 topics: The unique nature of the nonprofit sector in society; leadership in nonprofit organizations and the governance process. (2) Course 2 topics: The roles and responsibilities of nonprofit organization boards of directors and the challenges in carrying them out effectively. (3) Course 3 topics: The critical factors that impact the ability of the board to govern and how to intentionally change them into positive influences. The Capstone Project: How to help real boards overcome inertia and resistance to change and improve their governance effectiveness in an applied service learning experience. To learn more about the series of courses, please watch the Welcome Video.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
33%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector, Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Leadership and Governance

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145 ratings
40 reviews
Course2

Course 2

The Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards of Directors within the Governance Process

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53 ratings
12 reviews
Course3

Course 3

The Factors that Influence the Effectiveness of Boards and the Governance Process

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38 ratings
7 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Capstone - Managing Board Change for Higher Levels of Leadership and Governance Effectiveness

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7 ratings
1 reviews

Offered by

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University at Buffalo

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The State University of New York

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