BoardSource envisions a world where every social sector organization
has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.
Our Work on Critical Sector Issues
Strengthened by our broader work to identify and map trends within the nonprofit sector, we are inspiring action on critical issues facing the social sector. BoardSource works with leaders and organizations that represent the full diversity of the nonprofit sector, which gives us a unique vantage point from which to see critical issues and opportunities that we collectively face. When we identify a particular way in which we — as a sector — can strengthen our impact, we believe that we have a leadership imperative to work to create that change through special initiatives or campaigns.
It’s never been a better time to invest in your nonprofit leadership.
With nearly 30 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for nonprofit organizations. We engage and support a global network of nonprofit leaders and organizations, and offer a wide range of resources to strengthen board performance.
Recommended Board Practices
As the recognized expert on nonprofit boards, BoardSource has formalized a set of recommended governance practices. But strong and effective board leadership goes beyond a list of recommended practices and narrow definitions of governance. It requires bold, strategic, and strong leadership that invites and challenges board-staff teams to work together to position their organizations for success and greater mission impact. Throughout this website, you will find research, resources, and guidance to support your organization’s journey toward truly exceptional board leadership, and all that it encompasses.
Member Community Benefits
BoardSource offers various membership programs for nonprofits and their leaders, and a Board Support Program designed for organizations who are looking for year-round support. These programs are designed for those who are committed to continued advancement, helping to strengthen their boards and missions.
BoardSource Leadership Forum
The nation’s largest biennial convening of nonprofit board leaders.
October 19 – 20, 2017 | Seattle, WA