SYN - So, You Want to be a NonProfit Director

Note : Classroom sessions will resume in 2021.
Course Description This course looks at what it means to be on the board of an NPO, and covers the key considerations of joining a nonprofit board. Directors of nonprofits face challenges such as fundraising and the duality of their governance and volunteer roles, among other issues. The course provides an introduction to the directorship landscape in Singapore, and the duties, liabilities and benefits of directorship in NPOs.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand the nonprofit landscape, the different types of NPOs, and how they are different from commercial organisations.
  2. Appreciate the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and benefits of being a nonprofit director.
  3. Equip participants to make an informed decision before joining a nonprofit board.
  4. Anticipate the next steps in the personal development as an NPO director.
Course Outline
  1. The nonprofit and director landscape.
    • Who is a director.
    • Board structure.
    • Types of NPOs.
    • The regulatory environment in Singapore.
    • The different types of directors.
  2. Responsibilities, liabilities and rewards.
    • The fiduciary and statutory duties of a director.
    • Liabilities and conflicts of interest.
    • Rewards of being a nonprofit director.
  3. Joining a nonprofit board.
    • Seeking nonprofit directorships.
    • Due diligence when offered a nonprofit directorship.
  4. The directorship journey.
    • Examples of various director journeys.
    • What's next.
Level Fundamentals.
Target Audience
Aspiring and new board members of nonprofit organisations (NPOs), and executive directors of NPOs.
Course Duration 3 hours (dinner provided).
Delivery Presentations.
Cost S$ 170 (excl. GST); S$181.90 (incl. GST).

There is a National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy of $100 for each eligible senior citizen (aged 50 and above in the year of the course commencement and is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident), subject to conditions.

For more details on the NSA subsidy, please click here.
CPD Hours 3 hours.


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