SYN - So, You Want To Be A NonProfit Director

SYN - So, You Want To Be A NonProfit Director
Board service in nonprofits can be a valuable opportunity for aspiring directors to gain boardroom experience and may be a capstone to a long board career. Becoming a board director of a nonprofit organisation (NPO) comes with a lot of responsibility. Understanding the structure, needs and goals of an organisation is core to aligning goals and objectives. Nonprofits differ from for-profit entities in their mission, target audience and problem-solving strategies. Nonprofit boards also face a unique set of challenges, such as fundraising and the duality of governance and volunteer roles. It is thus important for aspiring directors of NPOs to evaluate their board readiness and find the right fit.

This course provides an introduction to the directorship landscape in Singapore, and the duties, liabilities and benefits of directorship of nonprofits. Speakers will share what it means to be on the board of an NPO and what are the key considerations of joining a nonprofit board. With a good understanding of the nonprofit landscape and its duties and responsibilities, participants can make an informed decision before joining a nonprofit board.

This programme is supported by the Social Service Institute with a funding support by National Silver Academy.

Course Objectives

  1. Provide an understanding of the nonprofit landscape.
  2. Identify the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and benefits of being a nonprofit director.
  3. Help participants make informed decisions before joining a nonprofit board.
  4. Share the next steps in the personal development as a director.

CPD Hours : 3

Cost:   S$170.00 (excl. GST) 
  S$181.90 (incl. GST) 

This course has been pre-approved for funding by the National Silver Academy up to 31 March 2025. Participants who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residence aged 50 years and above in the year of course commencement are eligible to apply. To apply, download the application form here and email the completed form to

For more details on the NSA subsidy, please click here.

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8/11/2021 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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