BoardSource envisions a world where every social sector organization
has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.

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The Power of Possibility: Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships

Acknowledging the critical role that board members play in leading their organizations and guiding long-term planning and strategy, BoardSource is pleased to announce a new initiative focused on supporting boards as they explore the possibility of strategic alliances and restructuring.

The Power of Possibility: Exploring Greater Impact through Strategic Partnerships campaign encourages nonprofit leaders to think about going beyond organizational boundaries to do together what you may not be able to do alone. To consider how your efforts could be accelerated and amplified by working together.

We invite you to learn more in a blog post written by BoardSource President & CEO Anne Wallestad and to read, on the campaign website, powerful examples of transformational partnerships that enabled organizations to expand their impact by working together.

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Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness:
Why Cost of Fundraising Isn’t Enough

BoardSource, along with our colleagues at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar, has developed a new framework for evaluating fundraising effectiveness — one that provides a balanced approach that emphasizes how important it is to invest in strong and sustainable fundraising programs.

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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.

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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

Learn more and register now for BLF2017