The Secretary of State developed the Board Education eLearning course as a resource for current and aspiring nonprofit board members. Each of the five course modules addresses an important aspect of being an effective and responsible nonprofit director.
Module 1: Fiduciary Duties of Nonprofit Directors
This module includes information on the basic obligations of all Colorado nonprofit board members, and points participants to more in-depth materials and educational resources.
Module 2: Board Governance
This module covers a variety of basic governance principles that board members can apply to improve their organizations’ efficacy and efficiency.
Module 3: Understanding the Form 990 and Financial Ratios
This module provides an overview of the Form 990 and important ratios that you can use to assess your organization’s financial health.
Module 4: Regulatory Compliance and Filing Requirements
This module gives an introduction to federal and state-level legal requirements for nonprofits, and provides insight into the boards’ role in ensuring that their organizations stay in compliance.
Module 5: Personnel Issues