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 Dates & Curriculum


2023 Sessions will run from September  - November (Day/Time TBD)

(10 sessions)
Session Topics - No more than two (2) absences allowed to receive certification:
  • TX Nonprofit Overview; Needs Assessment; Advocacy
  • Parliamentary Procedure; Governance & Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Board Operations/Development
  • Strategic/Scenario Planning & Outcome Assessment
  • Asset-Based Community Development/Racial Equity in Nonprofits
  • Finance & Audit
  • Resource Development & Fundraising; Marketing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Board Meeting Observation; Chair Q&A
  • January: Graduation & Certificate Presentation


Board Leadership Institute Application

The application for the Fall 2023 class will open in June. Note: All class participants must live, work, or volunteer in Denton County. 
Please submit the form below to be notified when the application goes Live.