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Nonprofit Board Certification

June 6, 2017 @ 4:30 PM8:30 PM

Nonprofit Board Certification

The Nonprofit Board Certification Program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards. This engaging training, led by Matthew Downey, provides opportunities for learning, discussion, and practice. Regardless of experience, you’ll gain valuable knowledge on how to become a more strategic organizational leader.

The program covers the following topics:

  • The challenges facing nonprofits and their boards
  • The roles, responsibilities and legal duties of the board
  • Nonprofit board structures and effective practices
  • Nonprofit strategies for funding and impact

Participants who complete this seminar will receive a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Leadership granted by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

Cost: $150 (includes materials and light meal)
Cost for GVSU students/staff: $10 (includes materials and light meal)

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Matthew Downey

Matthew Downey has worked in the nonprofit sector as a consultant, program manager and development officer for more than 20 years. Presently, Matthew serves as the nonprofit services program director for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University where he oversees the Johnson Center’s technical assistance and capacity building services for nonprofit organizations. Read more about Matthew.


June 6, 2017
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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