Build Uour Board: An online program created for nonprofit board members

Build Your Board is a convenient training program designed specifically for board members of non-profit organizations. Created by University of Missouri Extension community development specialists with over 50 years of combined experience in the field, the information presented is reliable and resourceful.

Online training offers convenience and flexibility. Participants can log in at any time and can take all 16 lessons at once or can break the training up in 15-minute intervals. No meetings to attend and no travel expenses mean both time and money will be saved.

Build Your Board

Five Modules. Sixteen Lessons.

Board Basics:

  • What is a board?
  • Be an effective board member
  • Structure and development
  • Understanding paperwork                                                                                       
  • Avoiding crises

Dollars and Sense:

  • Acquiring the money
  • Managing the money
  • Reporting funds

Teamwork:

  • Understanding fellow board members
  • Group dynamics
  • Managing conflict

Productive Meetings:

  • Preparation
  • Conducting effective meetings
  • Parliamentary procedure

Moving Forward:

  • Future planning
  • Promoting the organization

Each lesson includes handouts, online instruction and access to instructors.

The course is accessible via Internet-connected computer, tablet or smartphone.

Printable information sheet about the Build Your Board online course (PDF)

Register for this course

$80 per person

Non-profit board members must be effective and informed. This training ensures they are.

For information on course refunds, please see the noncredit courses refund policy.