NonProfit Directors Programme

18 July 2017

The NonProfit Directors Programme is designed around the learning needs of board members of nonprofit organisations (NPOs). The faculty is made up of practitioners and leaders in the nonprofit field. They will combine their insights and knowledge of the sector with case studies to showcase the real-life struggles of boards in their various leadership roles.
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Board and council members of nonprofit organisations

A development programme of seven monthly modules which was launched in 2015; dive into ground realities and challenging issues faced by non-profit organisations

Every second Thursday from October to April, 4 hours session

From 5.00pm to 9.00pm (including working dinner)

At seven different venues, each relevant to the topic and case studies in order to provide participants with diverse insights to enrich their learning experience

To grow effective boards which produce stronger VWOs/NPOs for the sector

Curriculum Framework

Module Conduct
Each module will start at 5.00pm with registration, networking and, typically a briefing and tour of the community partner. Each session includes a working dinner and ends at 9.00pm.

The lead facilitator together with invited guest speakers will generate learning and deliberations with the participants. The case study-based learning will aid the practice and application of concepts presented through the module.

Programme Overview
This course is designed for individual board (or council) members of nonprofit organisations (NPOs) to enhance their capabilities for the effective governance of the NPOs.

It seeks to deliver the following learning outcomes:
1 Examine the nonprofit landscape in Singapore, the implications for nonprofit governance and how it differs from those for commercial organisations.   5 Examine fundraising approaches and stakeholder management to ensure organisational sustainability.
2 Differentiate the roles between board and management as well as board members as governors and volunteers, and analyse the practices best suited for the board.   6 Understand the financial reporting requirements for compliance with the Charities Accounting Standards (CAS) and increased accountability to stakeholders.
3 Analyse areas of strengths and gaps associated with Board roles and responsibilities, and develop appropriate actions to facilitate greater organisational alignment and set Board priorities for the coming years.   7 Investigate social innovations, technologies, enterprise and other trends on the horizon to improve the effectiveness of NPOs.
4 Compare strategic options to make informed decisions that are aligned with the mission of the NPO.      
Each participant will also receive a carefully curated set of books relevant
to the topics covered in the programme.