Federated Network

Thank you for the important work that you do.

Federated networks — nonprofits with chapters or affiliates — have reach that extends into communities around the country, and perhaps even around the globe. As such, you have the opportunity to see — within your network — the difference that it makes when organizations have strong and strategic boards — and when they don’t.

As you’ve likely noticed within your network, boards are grappling with big challenges. They need help understanding their roles and responsibilities. They need support as they work to strengthen their performance in critical areas like fundraising and financial oversight. And they need expert guidance that will give them the confidence to provide strong and steady leadership during critical organizational challenges and transitions.

If you’re like most federated networks, you are looking for ways to help support your chapters or affiliates and their board leadership development. And BoardSource is ready to be your partner in that effort.

We provide scalable supports that enable you to extend reliable, consistent board leadership resources to your network. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or are interested in having a conversation about how best to do that, we encourage you to reach out to us at networksolutions@boardsource.org.

Resources for Federated Networks

The Governance Series

The six books in this series address all the topics new and seasoned board members, as well as chief executives and senior staff, need to know about, including board member responsibilities, how to structure the board in the most efficient manner, and how to accomplish governance work in the spirit of the mission of the organization.


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.

Strengthen Board Leadership Across Your Network

We partner with headquarter organizations to support and strengthen board leadership and governance across their network, helping to build strong and consistent board practices and performance.