Stephanie Cory – Custom Courses in Nonprofit Governance and Boards

Course Title: Intermediate: Best Practices to Create Your Best Board

Course Description: Few people learn how to be a board member and how to lead an effective board in school. It is often through trial and error. Omit the errors and learn best practices gleaned from leading resources like BoardSource and the Standards for Excellence® Institute. This course will provide in-depth coverage of board best practices—as a whole and for individual members. You will learn roles and responsibilities including the board’s role in fundraising. The board’s legal obligations, effective board and committee structures, and key policies to have in place to ensure the highest level of ethics and transparency will also be discussed. You will leave with clarity on governance versus management and staff versus board roles and a plan for increasing the effectiveness of your board meetings. You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn through case studies.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Advanced Volunteer Management: Beyond Recruitment

Course Description: Volunteers and the services they provide are critical to most nonprofit organizations, yet many organizations struggle with finding volunteers, providing them with meaningful work, and keeping them engaged. This course will cover all stages of volunteer management beginning with recruiting volunteers and matching them with appropriate opportunities that are worthwhile for them and helpful to your organization. You will learn the components of a strong volunteer program, including developing job descriptions, designing an orientation program, and determining the appropriate level of management and supervision for different types of volunteers. This course will cover volunteer recognition and retention. Challenging situations such as declining, reassigning, and letting volunteers go will also be addressed.

  • Course Hours: Quarter-Day (2 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $1,795 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended (4-Hour) and Extended In Depth (8-Hour) formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Stephanie CoryStephanie Cory, CAP®, CFRE is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. She has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. In these roles she expanded programming, strengthened infrastructure, and grew fundraising revenue. She has also consulted for a variety of educational, youth, and arts organizations helping them strengthen governance and fundraising.  Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies.

She is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. She understands nonprofit management through lens of a manager and consultant as well as a volunteer herself. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a board member for organizations ranging from grassroots with no staff to a multi-million dollar international association.

This course does not have any sections.