Conferences + Intensives

Board Boot Camp

MANP’s Board Boot Camps offer essential training for new and experienced board members, providing them with practical information, resources and tools that they can put to use right away to further their organizations’ missions. Board Boot Camp is offered each Spring and Fall.

Next Board Boot Camp: October 2018 РStay tuned for more details to be announced soon!


  • $125 MANP Members / $165 Nonmembers
  • Team learning increases impact! Save $25 for each additional board member from your organization.

What Past Attendees Say:

“Board Boot Camp was just fantastic. I was there with three members of the board of our small nonprofit. We learned so much. I left feeling like the very new board finally understood the Board/Executive Director relationship. It was amazing to watch all of us learning and working together.”

Basics – The Core Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

This session is for you if:

  • You’re new to nonprofit governance
  • You wonder whether your board is covering all of its bases
  • Your organization has grown beyond its “grassroots” origins, but the board has not

Do you ever worry about whether the board you’re on is covering all of its bases – or whether there’s some outstanding risk or liability that you’ve overlooked? This workshop will provide participants with a working understanding of the legal, fiduciary and governance obligations of nonprofit boards of directors. Attendees will gain clarity regarding the “must do” and “should do” tasks that every board faces and acquire strategies for engaging current and potential new board members in sharing the workload. Everyone will leave with an action plan for increasing the effectiveness of their board and heightened confidence regarding nonprofit board governance in an increasingly complex environment.

Registration includes a complimentary copy of MANP’s Board Basics Handbook and/or Keys to Successful Board Recruitment.


Advanced – Making Your Good Board Great

We are not offering the Advanced session this Spring, but stay tuned for sessions later this year!

This session is for you if:

  • You or your board are beyond the basics
  • You want to help make the board better and you’re not sure what steps to take
  • Or, despite your passion for the organization, you are feeling disengaged and/or underutilized as a board member

You’re confident that the board on which you serve is meeting all of its obligations, but do you ever wonder why you’re counting down the days until your board tenure is over? In this session, participants will gain greater understanding of the essential practices at which great boards excel and how these practices, in turn, result in meaningful board member engagement, dynamic and strategically focused board and committee meetings, and heightened performance in many areas including fundraising, board member recruitment, strategic planning, and leadership development.

Registration includes a complimentary copy of MANP’s Keys to Successful Board Recruitment.