BoardSource provides consultants with a membership program that enables you to tap into BoardSource’s knowledge and expertise to strengthen your practice and support nonprofit leaders.

Membership Program for Consultants

Nonprofits are under a lot of pressure today, as they look for ways to increase their impact in a constantly changing environment and come to understand that this requires strong, strategic leadership. Who do they call for guidance? Consultants with expertise in nonprofit governance. BoardSource’s membership program for consultants is designed to provide you with that expertise.

Our consultant members have a desire to see nonprofits succeed. They understand that strong boards are the foundation on which successful nonprofits are built. And they are committed to providing nonprofit clients with the guidance and information they need to succeed. Do you share this passion for helping nonprofits and their boards overcome challenges? We think you do, and that’s why we’ve designed a program specifically for consultants. We are here to help, and look forward to partnering with you.

Key Benefits for Consultants


Below is the full list of benefits with additional details.

Engagement & Sharing

We make it easy to share and learn from our practical resources, templates, checklists, guides, and tools that are instantly downloadable and delivered weekly.

The BoardSource Exchange is a vibrant, online portal designed exclusively for our members to engage, share, and learn directly with and from one another.

Training & Education

Access to our monthly 101- and 201- level  webinars in addition to two or more annual consultant members-only webinars designed specifically to address your needs.

Deeply discounted registration fee for an annual one-day training/convening for our consultant members (coincides biennially with the BoardSource Leadership Forum).

Details about Our Benefits for Consultant Members


  • Monthly Member Education Webinars

    Each month, BoardSource offers 101- and 201-level webinars that are complimentary to all members. Many webinars are also available as recordings. Both current and recorded webinars can be found in our store (members have complimentary access, but still need to register for each webinar to gain access).

  • Hundreds of 101-, 201-, and 301-Level Topic Papers

    BoardSource has a collection of hundreds of topic papers and articles on a wide range of governance and board leadership topics. They are short and easily digestible in format, making them perfect for quick reference. We’ve organized them by topic to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.

  • The BoardSource Exchange

    The BoardSource Exchange is a collaborative tool that enables you to connect, engage, and share governance information with all BoardSource members — volunteers and professionals like you who are committed to effective board leadership and making a difference in their communities. We hope the Exchange will become one of your favorite go-to places to share your governance experiences, ask for advice, build relationships, and learn.

  • Downloadable Templates, Tools, Infographics, and More

    Begin receiving our Resources + Solutions (R+S) weekly emails that include tools you can download and use right away, infographics that serve as thought pieces, and other easy-to-access valuable resources.

  • Ask-an-Expert Email Service

    BoardSource provides guidance via an email service we refer to as Ask-an-Expert. Members can send their question or issue and receive governance guidance from a BoardSource expert. Note: Information and guidance are provided with the understanding that Boardsource is not rendering professional opinions or legal advice. If such opinions are required, a CPA or licensed attorney should be sought.

  • Additional Benefits

    Access to our monthly e-newsletter, the Spark! and discounts on BoardSource publicationsassessmentstrainingswebinars, and the BoardSource Leadership Forum, our biennial conference.

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Nonprofit consultants are important partners to us in our vision of a world where every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.

Vernetta Walker
Chief Governance Officer and Vice President of Programs
BoardSource 

Our consultant membership* program provides us with the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with you in even more effective ways. We’re excited about that, and hope you are too.

Join today.

Consultant membership


*BoardSource consultant members cannot market and promote themselves as BoardSource certified, or utilize BoardSource curriculum to deliver BoardSource’s signature trainings in BoardSource’s training methodology.