Applications are closed for the 2018 NYC Good Governance Summer Academy

The NYC Good Governance Summer Academy provides nonprofit executive leadership with the knowledge, tools, and resources to improve their board governance practices, as well as build a community of support and learning among participants. Summer Academy trainings are facilitated by members of the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition, a group of nonprofit governance experts led by NYC Service.

Training material is based on the NYC Good Governance Blueprint, which includes best practices, resources, and tools around governance for nonprofit executives and board members. This resource was also developed by the NYC Nonprofit Board Development Coalition. 


Who should apply?

NYC nonprofits in transition: including leadership (ED/CEO or board) and/or business model transitions.

When is the Summer Academy?

  • Thursday, July 12: Governance Principles
  • Monday, July 30: Board and Staff Structure & Board Development
  • Tuesday, August 7: Financial Management and Oversight 
  • Thursday, August 16: Strategic Planning and Management

All sessions will be held from 9:30am-12:30 pm. The final training will be followed by a reception. 

How will my organization benefit?

  • Four free governance training sessions
  • Problem-solving tactics for board challenges
  • Networking and resource sharing with NYC nonprofit leaders
  • Opportunity to receive free consulting session
  • Invitation to additional free training
  • Office of the Mayor Certificate of Recognition


Please direct all inquiries to Crystal Avila, NYC Service Capacity Building Coordinator, at

Access the NYC Good Governance Blueprint