SYN - So, You Want to be a NonProfit Director

So, You Want to be a NonProfit Director
Understanding the structure, needs and goals of an organisation can be tremendously beneficial in aligning goals and objectives. Nonprofit organisations differ from for-profit entities in their mission, target audience and problem-solving strategies. Nonprofits also face a unique set of challenges, such as fundraising and the duality of the governance and volunteer roles.


This course provides an introduction to the directorship landscape in Singapore, and the duties, liabilities and benefits of directorship in nonprofits. Speakers will share what it means to be on the board of a nonprofit organisation 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 (NSA).

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.


9.00 am : Introduction
9.05 am : The Directorship Landscape
9.40 am : Duties, Responsibilities and Liabilities
10.40 am : Break
11.10 am : Benefits and Directorship Journeys
12.20 pm : Questions and Answers
12.50 pm : Programme Wrap Up and Evaluation Poll
1.00 pm : End of Programme

CPD Hours : 4

SID members:  $162.00 (incl. 8% GST) 
$280.80 (incl. 8% GST)

This course has been pre-approved for funding by the National Silver Academy. Participants who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residence aged 50 years and above in the year of course commencement are eligible to apply. To apply, please download the application form here and email the completed form to SkillsFuture Credit can be used for this programme.


Junie Foo, FSID
Council Member, SID

Ms Junie Foo is the former Chief Executive Officer at MWS (Methodist Welfare Services). A champion of women advancing into senior leadership roles, she views a focus on gender diversity within organisations to be both a recipe for business success and a socially responsible measure. She is an advisor currently on iGlobe Partners, a venture capital firm established in 1999 in Silicon Valley. A Co-Founder and Immediate past Chair of BoardAgender, Ms Foo is a former President of Financial Women’s Association and has held senior management positions in international banks. She is President of SCWO and Chairperson of the Singapore Kindness Movement. She is a founding Board member of SG Her Empowerment Limited (SHE) and sits on the board of the Singapore Art Museum.

Kitson Leonard Lee
Executive Director, IJ Homes and Children's Centres

Mr Kitson Lee is the Executive Director at IJ Homes and Children’s Centres. He was previously Head, Centre for Non-Profit Leadership at NVPC. He currently serves as Advisor to the Board of Kowabunga Global Pte Ltd, a recipient of the President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award 2021 and Digital Philanthrophy Ltd. He also serves on the Boards of Suncare SG (Charity), ODT Limited (IPC-Charity) and GEN Singapore. He is an active grassroots volunteer, and an appointed Town Councillor of the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council.Kitson was formerly the Secretary-General and Board Member (2013-20) of the Asian Network for Quality; and Coordinating Secretary (2013-14) of the World Alliance for Quality – both international non-profit organisations.

Loong Tse Chuan
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Mr Loong Tse Chuan graduated on the Dean’s List (1998 to 2000) and Final Year Dean’s List (2001) of the National University of Singapore, and won several prizes for academic excellence. He is a Facilitator for the Civil Litigation and Ethics & Professional Responsibility subjects of the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations. Mr Loong is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution department at Allen & Gledhill LLP with close to 20 years of experience, and has a broad commercial litigation practice which includes shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes and claims in respect of breaches of directors’ duties.

Please register online by 14 August 2023, 5pm.

Course Enquiries
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (65) 6422 1188


Upon successful registration for the course, you are deemed to have read and accepted SID’s Terms and Conditions.

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17/08/2023 09:00 - 13:00
Malay Peninsula Standard Time
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre 6 Eu Tong Sen Street Singapore 059817
Online registration not available.

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