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The Role of Board Members: Effective Board Governance

October 18, 2023

9:00 am - 10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

December 19, 2023

9:00 am - 10:00 am PT | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET


As volunteer leaders, board members play a critical role in their organizations’ success. Learn the fundamentals of effective governance through exploring the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and for individual board members. Explore what board members’ fiduciary duties—of care, loyalty and obedience—are really about. Learn what guidance the Standards for Excellence Code provides for board leadership. This webinar will equip you with the tools you need to institute best practices for your board and fulfill your obligations as an individual board member.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals on or managing a board

What The Training Will Cover

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the duties of care, loyalty, and obedience

  • Identify common nonprofit conflicts of interest

  • Define fiduciary duty and responsibility

  • List key questions board member should ask about organizational finances

  • Develop a written job description for board members


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Additional Information

All workshops are live & recorded. Registrants receive slides & recordings. It is best to attend live. If you miss the workshop, you can watch the recordings and reach out to the instructor with any questions.

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: 

We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate in the training. Please check your inbox or spam folder.


Stephanie Cory has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector since 2003 in a variety of roles from program manager to development director to executive director. She is principal of Stephanie Cory Consulting where she helps nonprofit organizations strengthen their governance, leadership, and fundraising. Stephanie is also adjunct faculty for Villanova University where she teaches a variety of nonprofit topics. Demonstrating her commitment to education and model practices, she is a Certified Governance Consultant through BoardSource and Licensed Standards® for Excellence Consultant. Stephanie earned her designation as. Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). A dedicated member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), she has served on its global board of directors, earned the designation of AFP Master Trainer, and currently serves as president the Brandywine Chapter. Stephanie is a past president of the Junior League of Wilmington among other board roles. She has additional experience as a board member for other community, professional, and membership organizations for a total of 30 cumulative years of board service. Stephanie is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of nonprofit topics. She authored a chapter on boards and fundraising for the second edition of The Handbook of Board Governance, which was published by Wiley in 2020. Stephanie earned a BS and MS from the University of Southern California as well as an MEd from Temple University.



1 hour of training = 1 credit hour



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