Role

There are many different individuals who work together to support successful nonprofits.

 

Each role has a unique set of responsibilities and must work in partnership with the board and nonprofit leadership to ensure their organization can reach its full potential. Select your role below to view our resources and services specifically tailored to your responsibilities.

 


BoardSource Names Monika Kalra Varma as President and CEO

  Washington, D.C., June 24 – BoardSource announced today that social justice leader and legal advocate, Monika Kalra Varma, will become its next president and CEO.  A seasoned nonprofit executive and board leader, Varma brings more […]

BoardSource Announces Leadership Transition

Washington, D.C., December 9 – BoardSource announced today that Anne Wallestad will be stepping down from her position next June after nearly ten years as BoardSource’s president and CEO. In her message to the BoardSource […]

BoardSource and Nonprofit Sector News

Latest News from BoardSource BoardSource Announces Leadership Transition Washington, D.C., December 9 – BoardSource announced today that Anne Wallestad will be stepping down from her position next June after nearly ten years as BoardSource’s president […]

Are Your Board Committees Working Well?

101| Community resource. Perhaps it’s time to revisit your board structure. No board’s committee structure should be set in stone. Every board should pay close attention to the needs of the board and the organization and make sure its work groups are meeting those needs.

Eight Ways to Increase Your Board's Ability to Work as a Team

301| Community resource. Board work is, fundamentally, a collective effort, and it requires a unique kind of teamwork among members. This resource presents eight tactics you can utilize to increase your board’s ability to collaborate and work as a team.

Six Characteristics of Effective Boards

301| Member-only resource. After interviewing several hundred boards and chief executives and surveying over 1,000 more, researchers Thomas Holland, Barbara Taylor, and Richard Chait discovered six specific characteristics and behaviors that distinguish strong boards from weak boards

Five Leadership Transition Types

101| Community resource. When an organization faces a chief executive transition, the first step the board must take is to identify what type of transition the organization is facing.