Education, Training, & Events

Take your nonprofit’s leadership to the next level. BoardSource offers a variety of training and education programs to help strengthen and support board and staff performance.

 

Training is a vital part of any board’s development. Whether board members need help mastering their responsibilities in order to better govern an organization, or your chief executive wants to strengthen the board-staff partnership, enhanced educational offerings can help you achieve your goals. From in-person training sessions to online webinars to our two-day, biennial conference, you can find the training that is right for you. Explore our offerings and consider how your board would benefit from sessions tailored to your organization’s needs and individual board members’ skills.

BoardSource Leadership Forum

Every two years, we gather more than 900 board members, chief executives, staff, and nonprofit professionals to discuss the newest thinking and best practices in nonprofit governance. Through discussions, presentations, and networking events, participants learn how to guide their organizations toward greater impact and mission fulfillment.


 

certificate programsLeadership Certificate Programs

We offer certificate programs for board members, board chairs, chief executives, and consultants designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to make an impact and drive your organization to mission fulfillment. Certificate programs are provided in a variety of formats depending on the session.


 

Onsite Seminars

Our five educational seminars provide an opportunity to bring your full board together and focus on key aspects of nonprofit board service. Whether you are looking to improve your board’s already strong performance in an area or learn more about a topic your board has less experience with, we’re here to help. We offer seminars on board leadership, fundraising, recruitment, board-staff partnership, and the practices of high-performing boards.


 

Executive Retreat

A special event exclusively for nonprofit CEOs and executive directors, our executive retreat is a relaxed and safe space for participants to have open and honest conversations about their relationships with their boards. Consider joining us for three days of reflection, sharing, and learning December 6-8 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.


 

Training Calendar

Want to ease into your board development? Check out our training calendar for a list of upcoming webinars —we offer a 101 and 201-level webinar each month —on a variety of topics to ensure your board and staff have the knowledge they need to effectively lead your organization.