BoardSource is honored to work in partnership with corporations that value the role that a nonprofit board service program can play.

These programs can provide leadership development experiences for employees, build stronger and more resilient corporate-nonprofit partnerships, and provide a means to invest in communities that are important to the company and its goals.

And there’s a significant upside to doing so. According to a survey of 50 corporations that encourage nonprofit board involvement,

  • employees who have employers who support their interest in community service report higher levels of job satisfaction and a greater commitment to their companies
  • professionals who become involved with nonprofit boards describe a strong sense of personal satisfaction, unique networking opportunities, and broad insights into leadership
  • businesses that demonstrate an interest in their customers’ communities are likely to attract greater brand loyalty than those who don’t
  • nonprofits are eager to learn from the skills and insights that business professionals have to offer

But board service programs are not one-size-fits-all, which is why BoardSource partners with companies to design, build, and implement nonprofit board service programs that meet each company’s specific needs.

We also provide a broad set of resources that support new and experienced board leaders through our corporate membership and resources such as those featured below.

If you are interested in having a conversation about how best to encourage and support nonprofit board service within your company, we invite you to reach out to us at

Resources for Corporations

Partnership for Effective Board Leadership for Corporations

As the leading organization focused on nonprofit governance and leadership, BoardSource helps corporations make the smartest investment in their employees and greatest impact in their communities. The Partnership for Effective Board Leadership is a membership program specifically designed for corporations that provides tailored solutions and expert support for a corporate board service program that attracts, develops, and retains valued employees.

The Governance Series

The second edition of BoardSource’s groundbreaking series will help board members, chief executives, and senior staff understand the fundamental elements of service common to most boards.

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education

All board members should understand the major building blocks of an effective board. This certificate program covers fundamental nonprofit governance concepts, including board structure and practices, the roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight.

Corporate Leadership through Employee Service

BoardSource recognizes the powerful opportunity for corporate professionals to support nonprofit organizations by sharing their talents and expertise through nonprofit board service. That’s why we’re proud to partner with leading companies to design, implement, and support nonprofit board service programs within their companies.