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Best Practices in Board Governance: Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance

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This CPE course is included in the 40-hour Not-for-Profit Certificate Program . It can also be purchased individually or as a part of the Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance track. The governing board of a not-for-profit (NFP) establishes the strategic objectives of the organization and oversees its management to carry out the organizations mission. Along with this responsibility comes legal and ethical obligations to the NFP. An NFPs governing body has liability for the NFP and, therefore, it is the final authority. No matter what the size of the organization, board members are expected to make reasonable and sound judgments when acting on behalf of the NFP. This CPE course provides an overview of procedures and policies which help maintain good governance and financial oversight by an NFPs board. Topics Discussed: NFP structure Principles of good governance Legal compliance Duty of care Duty of loyalty Duty of obedience Policies and procedures Effective governance Governing boards Governance practices Board responsibilities Financial oversight

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Learning Format 1.0 Hours
Self-Study / On-Demand

Credit Type(s)
Business Mgmt & Org

Knowledge Level
Basic