1. Step In, Step Up


Everything a New Community Board Member Needs to Know.

If you’ve recently joined a not-for-profit community board or committee, or you’re thinking of joining one, or if it’s your role to ensure new board members get a good induction, this is the course for you. The course will take you through the legal and ethical responsibilities of a not-for-profit board member and give you all the tools you need to get up to speed quickly and start contributing immediately.

The course will take you approximately 45 mins in total to complete but feel free to take your time. You can do it in one sitting or stretch it out – it’s up to you. We’ll keep track of where you’re up to so it’s easy to find your spot when you return to the course.

  • Welcome
  • What do boards do?
  • Why should you sign up?
  • Common questions from new directors
  • How much time is involved?
  • What am I liable for?
  • Looking at the books
  • Questions you might have for the board
  • How are things done around here?
  • The Board Manual
  • An Ideal Induction Checklist
  • Welcome Aboard
  • Useful Links
  • Help us help the sector
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever