SYN - So, You Want to be a NonProfit Director

Course Description This course covers what it means to be on the board of an NPO. Directors of nonprofit organisations face challenges such as fundraising and the duality of their governance and volunteer roles, in addition to those of regular directorships.

The course will provide an introduction to the directorship landscape in Singapore; the duties, liabilities and benefits of directorship in NPOs, and the key considerations for joining a nonprofit board.
Course Objectives
  1. Provide an understanding of the nonprofit landscape, the different types of nonprofit organisations, how they are different from commercial organisations, and the implications of directorship.
  2. Identify the duties, responsibilities, liabilities and benefits of being a nonprofit director.
  3. Enable participants to make an informed decision before joining a nonprofit board.
  4. Share the next steps for a person’s development as a 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 $83 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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