Board Academy

We’re looking for dedicated members of your community who want to learn more about board leadership to take part in Board Academy. The Academy, now in its eleventh year, is a custom-built, three-month curriculum of interactive classes, readings, experiential learning, and network building within Charlottesville and around Central Virginia.

In addition to workshops on role and responsibilities, finance, and fundraising (as well as other key elements of board service), we’ve added an orientation session for those new to board service and a series on navigating difficult conversations, as well as childcare subsidies to our existing scholarship program.

Meeting run from the end of January through to the beginning of May. See our website for a full schedule of topics and dates, as well as a list of our 2020 Board Academy faculty. We’ll be accepting applications through November 1, 2019.

CNE offers a limited number of scholarships of up to $600. Partial scholarships are evaluated on an individual basis once participants have been selected. Scholarship applicants can also apply for an additional childcare subsidy of $200.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to strong board leadership. We actively encourage anyone interested in serving their community to consider applying for Board Academy.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Governance
When Friday, November 1, 2019 -
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Board Academy Faculty
Member Fee $850.00
Non-Member Fee $1,000.00