Introduction to Volunteer and Nonprofit Organizations
and Board Governance


THE PROGRAM


This one-day program provides an
overview of the administrative, legal
and financial aspects of volunteer and
nonprofit organizations and how they
are governed by boards.

This course is designed for new, potential, and experienced individuals who are considering, or currently, serving on a volunteer or nonprofit board of directors such as student organizations, homeowner’s associations, volunteer associations, nonprofit corporations. Additionally, it is a great course for those recruiting potential board members and for recently recruited board members. Those interested in learning about how nonprofits function also will benefit from the course.

What You Will Learn
• Different types of organizations, such as all-volunteer organizations and staffed
• Basic legal implications of serving on a nonprofit board
• Roles and responsibilities of being a board member or volunteer
• Different kinds of nonprofits and their financial and legal frameworks
• Key indicators to pre-determine a board’s effectiveness

About the Instructor
Raquel Beltrán, MBA, President, B.G. Unlimited; Raquel consults with and provides marketing
and management training for organizations, businesses and community programs. She brings
over 35 years of public and private sector as well as community-based experience working
with diverse groups of individuals.

Course Description
Introduction to Volunteer & Nonprofit Organizations & Board Governance
This course provides an understanding of the legal and financial aspects of volunteer and nonprofit organizations and how they are governed by boards. Areas covered include the current climate under which these organizations operate; how the mission statement should drive decisions-making; transparency and accountability at all levels of the organization; basic board procedures
to insure sound decision-making; and how volunteers can be involved in organizations.

Fall 2010 Schedule
Date: Oct 23
Time: Sat 9am – 4pm
Fee: $95
Location: EE 1209
Instructor: Raquel Beltrán, MBA
Course No: NBGB 120 Sec 01
Reg No: 42457

Spring 2011 Schedule
Date: May 7
Time: Sat 9am – 4pm
Fee: $95
Location: EE 1210
Instructor: Raquel Beltrán, MBA
Course No: NBGB 120 Sec 01
Reg No: TBA

For further information:
Joanne Zitelli: 310-243-3727/jzitelli@csudh.edu