Building Passion for Mission

with Carol Weisman

Of all the challenges facing a nonprofit, managing the board can certainly be one of the most daunting. This thought-provoking course addresses issues common to nonprofit boards and crucial to a nonprofit’s success.

Here, viewers will find a host of creative, practical ways to recruit, engage, and involve a diverse board. But they’ll also find a good deal of humor, as Weisman’s no-nonsense approach leaves plenty of room for laughter.

Said one viewer, “It’s hard to believe so much information is imparted in so little time in such painless fashion. It’s great!”

Learning Objectives

This course will enable you:
  • To learn how to assess board composition
  • To learn how to build a diverse board, where to find board members, and how to recruit them
  • To learn creative approaches to board orientation and to building board commitment to mission


Board Builders
St. Louis, MO

Carol is a speaker, author, trainer, and consultant who specializes in volunteerism, fund-raising, and governance. She has master’s degrees in both social work and education from Washington University in St. Louis. She has served on over 24 boards and has been president of seven. Carol travels the world keynoting, training, and doing board retreats.

Course Materials

  • Video Presentation (approx. 90 minutes | view sample)
  • Participant Guide (30-40 pages)
  • Related Readings
The Participant Guide contains: CEU enrollment information, course objectives, an outline of the course, learning activates related to the course, glossary of terms, supplemental materials, biographical information, contact information, featured organizations from the case studies, Q & A with faculty, bibliography, Organizational Assessment Tool, and Action Plan Template.

Course materials are designed with working professionals in mind. The entire course can be completed independently and at your own pace. All course materials are available online, and can be accessed for 1 full year from the date of purchase.

Certificate, CAE, and CEU Credit

This course is 1 of 8 required to earn the Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. The certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all 8 courses, and is jointly awarded by the Society for Nonprofits and Michigan State University Extension.

6 CAE credits and 0.6 CEU credits can be earned for this individual course. CEU credits are awarded by Michigan State University.

You must successfully complete the course(s) in order to qualify for the Certificate or CAE/CEU credits.

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