Board Leadership Institute

Strong Nonprofits Start with Strong Boards

The Board Leadership Institute prepares philanthropic community members for service on the boards of directors of local nonprofit organizations.


Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Build a UNITED Denton County

Each Board Leadership Institute training is designed and presented by industry experts to provide participants with a deep understanding of opportunities and challenges in the Denton County community, along with the tools needed to shape and govern a successful 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Benefits of Participating in the Board Leadership Institute

  • Meet other civic-minded professionals from a variety of sectors
  • Learn about the issues facing our community from experts in the field
  • Gain the skills needed to successfully serve on a nonprofit board

Board Leadership Institute Curriculum


September - November

(10 sessions)
2021 sessions (for reference of what is covered in the course); No more than two (2) absences allowed to receive certification:
  • Mon, Sept 20: TX Nonprofit Overview; Needs Assessment; Advocacy
  • Mon, Sept 27: Parliamentary Procedure; Governance & Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Mon, Oct 4: Board Operations/Development
  • Mon, Oct 11: Strategic/Scenario Planning & Outcome Assessment
  • Mon, Oct 18: Asset-Based Community Development/Racial Equity in Nonprofits
  • Mon, Oct 25: Finance & Audit
  • Mon, Nov 1: Resource Development & Fundraising; Marketing
  • Mon, Nov 8: Conflict Resolution
  • Mon, Nov 15: Board Meeting Observation; Chair Q&A
  • January: Graduation & Certificate Presentation


Board Leadership Institute Application  & Fee

The application for the Fall 2022 class will open in June. All applicants must complete an online application form.
All class participants must live, work, or volunteer in Denton County. 
The fee for the program is $100.