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You’re on an important mission.
BoardSource is here to help you succeed.

The world is not without its flaws. There are important battles to fight — diseases to cure, hungry children to feed, open spaces to protect, and more, much more. But it takes more than passion for a cause to be an effective nonprofit leader and win battles. It takes tools, resources, and expertise. That’s where we come in.

BoardSource’s 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, to advance the mission you care so deeply about, to change the world for the better.

Our Core Membership Program: The Board Support Program

BoardSource’s core membership program is the Board Support Program for Individual Nonprofits. Through this program, organizations are encouraged to take the Board Self-Assessment (included with membership) to help lay the foundation for setting board development priorities and motivating board members — individually and collectively — to strengthen the full board’s governance performance and practices.

Armed with the insights from the assessment, your board is provided access to on-demand educational resources and our Ask-an-Expert email assistance to support its board development goals. The program provides all current board members and staff with open access to BoardSource’s comprehensive member resources.

Learn more below about how we support and work with federated networks, charter and independent schools, foundations, corporations, and individual leaders and consultants.

Other Membership Programs

We offer membership and programs for those working in or with the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit Organizations

We support…

  • Federated Networks (HQ)
  • Charter Schools
  • Independent Schools
  • Associations

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Nonprofit Leaders

We support…

  • Executive Directors/CEOs
  • Board Members
  • Consultants
  • Senior Staff & Board Liaisons

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We support…

  • Private Foundations
  • Community Foundations
  • Foundation Leaders
  • Foundation Board Members

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Full access to these resources is included
with all membership and board support programs.

  • 200+ articles about important questions you may be thinking about right now
  • Easily downloadable resources, tools, & templates immediately accessible
  • 24+ webinars on basic and advanced governance and leadership practices
  • Learn from and engage with other leaders on the BoardSource Exchange
  • Ask-an-Expert email service. We’re here for you, just email us.
  • Discounts on all products and services: books, assessments, coaching, etc.

Resources, tools, guides, and more.
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Practical resources, templates, checklists, guides, and tools are instantly downloadable, and delivered in our Resources + Solutions emails. Members have access to everything we are producing; nonmembers have access to only some of the content.

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