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Nonprofit Boards: Working with Them and Serving on Them


Effective boards and productive board-staff relationships are key to helping nonprofits thrive in today’s challenging environment. It is therefore critical that board members and staff come to an understanding of their respective roles, and recognize when and how these may need to evolve over time to strengthen the organization’s internal operations and external relationships.


  • Explore differences and overlaps in board and staff roles and perspectives
  • Identify which model of board-staff relations is most appropriate for your nonprofit
  • Highlight strategies for boards and staff to better communicate with one another
  • Learn to identify and manage common challenges
  • Align board and staff roles as organizational needs evolve – based on lifecycle
  • Examine frameworks for strengthening board performance
  • Develop a plan for recruitment and fundraising

This course is appropriate for those wanting to learn more about working with or serving on nonprofit boards.


Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least three weeks in advance of the program start date.

Title: Nonprofit Boards: Working with Them and Serving on Them Enroll
WHEN: August 25-26, 2014
WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas (map & directions)
DURATION: 2-day program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FACULTY: Francie Ostrower, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, College of Fine Arts
COST: $1,950 - Individual Course
$8,100 - Arts Management Certificate 
The program fee includes all materials, light breakfast, lunches and breaks.
Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and CPEs

Participants will earn 1.4 CEUs or 14 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.