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Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations

During this course, examine institutions, processes, and policies related to ethical behavior, legal compliance, and effective governance in the nonprofit sector. Boards of directors have ultimate responsibility in this regard; they are the last stop in the chain of accountability. But staff members, as well, must be aware of their obligations. The main topics of this course include the nonprofit board of directors (structures, functions, roles, and responsibilities), federal regulations, New York State regulations, financial oversight, and ethics in the nonprofit sector. In addition to practical matters, we will address theoretical questions, such as what constitutes an ethical culture, whether self-regulation works, and what the future holds for nonprofit governance.

Note: Full participation in Law, Ethics, and Board Governance in Philanthropic Organizations is applicable for 20 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to protect donor interests
  • Knowledge of how to be accountable to donors and the public

Ideal for

  • Fundraisers
  • Nonprofit volunteers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2021
    • Date

      Feb 25 - Apr 29
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Brown, Richard
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $575