Who Is Right for the Program
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence is designed specifically for chairs and other members of nonprofit boards with significant board leadership responsibilities, but who are not serving in full-time employment roles for the nonprofit organizations they are applying to represent. Past participants have represented a wide range of countries and nonprofit sectors, including human and social services, education, environment, healthcare, arts and culture, foundation and grant funding, advocacy and rights, community and economic development, social enterprise, and international development. The Admissions Committee is dedicated to assembling a select group of board leaders with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
Past Participants Represented:
"Over the past 10 years, I have worked for many charities and social enterprises as a pro bono trustee, chair, and nonexecutive director. I attended Governing for Nonprofit Excellence in search of new skills and to gain formal training in not-for-profit governance. The program equipped me with tools that have helped me to develop my leadership abilities and enhance my strategic decision-making capabilities. Indeed, the faculty allowed us to appreciate both the macro- and micro-repercussions of the high-level generative thinking that facilitates the most effective leadership. For me, the course was the single most inspiring educational experience of my life."
Marcus Lyon [Board Chair], Consortium for Street Children, UK
"The most valuable thing to me has been our group. We've become very close friends, shared our organizational experiences, and learned from one another. As a result, I've made a list of seven things to execute when I return to our organization. I've learned a lot about governance—and even more about leadership."
Catharine Arrowood [Board Chair], North Carolina Symphony Society, U.S.