Learn how to effectively manage and interact with your board.

Designed For
Professionals who are working in the nonprofit sector or are looking to begin their own nonprofit. This certificate is an introduction and overview of the nonprofit world intended to give you an understanding of the intricacies of managing a nonprofit.
Online | Instructor-led
Five weeks
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
2.0 Units | 20 Hours

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We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.

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Whether you are founding a small nonprofit for your local community or moving into a management role for an international organization, it's critical that you are able to effectively manage and interact with your board. Successful boards provide essential oversight and help steer the direction of an organization while creating and maintaining a thriving culture of stewardship, and you want to maximize their potential.

A board can also help mitigate conflicts of interest, ensure responsible use of an organization's assets, and maintain transparency and responsibility in your nonprofit's mission. This course will help you successfully navigate board management structures and board governance and realize the important role that the board serves for you and your organization.

Successfully Engage with your Nonprofit's Board

In this intensive online course, you will learn:

  • What a board is and what role it serves within you organization
  • How to best engage with and manage your board
  • The best method for creating a structured document for board governance
  • Ways to create successful benchmarks to monitor and evaluate board performance

After completing this course, you will understand how to manage a board, what bylaws need approval and how oversight and governance are best administered, ensuring that your organization is successful in its mission.

Other Courses in Nonprofit Management Certificate

Other courses in this series include:


College Partner

This course is a collaboration with OSU College of Business. 

  • JeFreda R. Brown, MBA

    JeFreda Brown is the CEO of Goshen Business Group, LLC where she provides a unique suite of specialized services that are customized for an organization's particular needs. With over 20 years of business experience in areas such as accounting, finance, real estate, taxes, federal auditing (DoD), low income housing tax credits, project and compliance management, contract administration, human resources, and teaching, JeFreda is one of America’s Premiere Financial & Business Compliance Coaches. Some of her areas of expertise include tax planning, budget preparation, DCAA audit consulting, Government contract compliance consulting, pricing proposal development, accounting and financial management, financial statement compilations, payroll services, business
    development/management consulting, train the trainer services, business/strategic plans, grant reporting, and 501(c)(3) application preparation. She is a former Senior Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Tax Credit Analyst and Staff Accountant with Mississippi Home Corporation’s Housing Tax Credits division. As a Senior Auditor with DCAA, JeFreda audited federal Government contractors who have contracts and grants with the Government. She now provides Government contract consulting and has knowledge of what Government agencies require in contract/grant proposals and contract administration compliance. She also has knowledge of the required FAR, DFARS, CAS, and other federal regulations for Government contracts/grants compliance and maintenance.  

    Before entering the workforce, JeFreda earned her BS degree in Math from Mississippi State University. She also has MBAs with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Mississippi College and University of Phoenix. She is a former Adjunct Professor with University of Alabama Birmingham’s Collat Business School. She is an Online Adjunct Professor with Indiana Wesleyan University’s DeVoe Business School. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Business Administration with a Finance emphasis.

    JeFreda is a Business Coach, Business Trainer, Author, and Speaker. She is available for workshops, trainings, webinars, conferences, interviews, and private sessions. Goshen Business Group is a small, minority, disadvantaged, woman-owned business registered in Sam.gov.

    In 2010, JeFreda was chosen as the winner of the Black Enterprise Magazine and Porsche Cars’ Intelligent Performers contest out of over 300 entries across the country. JeFreda has been featured in numerous print and online articles for various industry websites, blogs, and magazines including US News, YFS Magazine, DailyWorth, Staples, & Intuit Small Business Blog. She has also been interviewed on Black Enterprise Business Report, Bloomberg Radio and The Ambitious Entrepreneur Show. She’s the Author of the eBook, 12 Reasons You Need an Accountant for Your Small Business, available on Amazon. She is also a featured contributor in the book, I Didn’t Learn That in High School: 199 Facts About Credit Scores, available on Amazon.