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Board Strategy 101
Learn the What, When, and How of Building a Board of Directors
Board Strategy 101
Learn How To
Identify different types and structures of boards of directors, including for-profit and non-profit
Explore common stages of building a board and important considerations when nominating new board members
Understand the benefits of a carefully selected, well-designed and well-managed board for social enterprises
WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome to the Course
Common Terms and Definitions
Global Conversation: Your Questions
THE ROLE OF A BOARD
What is a Board?
Types of Boards
Case Study: Bad Governance
Global Conversation: Your Ideas on Governance
BUILDING A BOARD
Stages of Boards
Adding Early Investors
Activity: Moral Choice Point
Independent Members and Observers
Case Study: Foundation for Mother & Child Health
Global Conversation: Your Next Steps
Change Your View Of The World
Draw inspiration from thought-provoking readings, videos, and reflections.
Enjoy Lifetime Access
Revisit courses, refresh your knowledge, and brush up on your skills at any time.
Receive a Certificate of Recognition
Attain a "Statement of Accomplishment" recognizing your successful completion of a course.
Gain New Skills
Increase your impact by putting new skills into practice.
The strongest boards have a sense of team as well as a sense of individual contribution.”
President at Acumen
Are you an early-stage social entrepreneur thinking about forming a board of directors? Or just curious about board strategy? In this course, you’ll explore three common stages of building a board, including roles, benefits, and important considerations at each stage.
Additionally, you’ll gain insights from Acumen's experience supporting diverse social enterprises around the world to develop effective boards with good governance. While this course is primarily designed for for-profit boards, non-profits may also find this information useful.
Mónica Ramírez Hartmann
Shruthi Ranganath Iyer
Foundation for Mother & Child Health India