BoardSource’s Membership Programs

Board Support Program

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BoardSource’s nonprofit membership programs are designed to make it easy and affordable for you to access the information and support you need to be an effective leader, advance your organization’s mission, and grow your impact. By participating in BoardSource’s programs, nonprofit leaders and boards can avail themselves of board support throughout the year and enrich their governance knowledge.

Our Core Membership Program for Nonprofit Organizations: The Board Support Program

Through the Board Support Program for Nonprofits, organizations will receive continuous access to educational resources, a learning community of peers and governance experts, and a comprehensive board self-assessment, all available throughout the year. Like a change management program, the Board Support Program guides leaders to a path of success, identifies areas of opportunity, and lays out a strategy for success. Our program includes:

  • One Board Self-Assessment annually to help set board development priorities and motivate board members
  • Access to the immersive, on-demand program, Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education to learn fundamental nonprofit governance concepts
  • Ask-an-Expert email assistance to support your board development goals
  • Open access to BoardSource’s comprehensive resources and the BoardSource Exchange online community for all your current board members and staff members

What Is a Nonprofit Membership Program?

A nonprofit membership program, like our Board Support Program, is a year-round service and support that an organization like BoardSource provides to help nonprofits, boards, and staff succeed. BoardSource believes in providing resources to help strengthen governance performance and practices while also learning from others in the sector. By participating in the Board Support Program, you will be empowered to embark on your nonprofit leadership development journey and join a community of nonprofit leaders.

Top Benefits of BoardSource’s Nonprofit Membership Programs for Your Organization

  • Provides Year-Round Governance Guidance and Resources
    • Members have access to hundreds of downloadable resources on nonprofit best practices and topic areas
    • BoardSource Exchange is our online community that encourages collaboration and sharing of best practices with other BoardSource members, like you, who are committed to effective board leadership
    • Ask-An-Expert is our email service providing governance guidance to our members
    • BoardSource’s newsletters, Resources + Solutions, and Smartbrief, deliver the latest nonprofit news and tools right in your inbox
  • Identifies Strengths and Weaknesses through Assessment Tools
    • Our signature Board Self-Assessment lays the foundation for setting board  development priorities and motivating board members to focus on what’s critical for success
    • Other assessment tools like, the Assessment for Chief Executives (ACE), foster growth and development of your chief executive and benefits the board
  • Supports Your Board and Staff Leadership
    • You, your board, and staff can all access the on-demand Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education (complimentary for Board Support Program members), which covers fundamental governance and nonprofit concepts

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Explore BoardSource’s Membership Programs

BoardSource offers unique nonprofit membership programs to support and collaborate with organizations, federated networks, charter and independent schools, foundations, corporations, and individual leaders and consultants. Choose the level of support that is right for you.

How we support and work with nonprofit organizations, federated networks, charter and independent schools, foundations, corporations, and individual leaders and consultants.

Nonprofit Board Membership

Nonprofit Organizations

The Board Support Program provides support for nonprofit boards by offering year-round governance guidance, resources, and leadership development to you, your board, and your organization.

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Federated Network Memberships

Federated Networks

For one annual membership fee, purchased through the headquarter organization, your entire network (all chapters or affiliates) will have access to BoardSource’s member education resources.

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Nonprofit Memberships

Individual Nonprofit Leaders

The individual membership program is designed for nonprofit chief executives, board members, staff, liaisons, and consultants to provide you expertise and resources needed to support nonprofits.

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Foundation Membership

Foundation Boards

BoardSource’s Foundation Board Assessment Program provides self-guided, ongoing board development for foundation leaders and boards, and includes access to assessment tools.

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Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership

BoardSource partners with corporations to build and support nonprofit board service programs, providing ongoing support and education to help employees serve with confidence.

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School Memberships

Independent School Membership

BoardSource’s membership program for independent schools provides all board members and heads of schools access to BoardSource’s respected governance resources.

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