BLF 2017

October 18 – 20 | Seattle, WA

Join us for the BoardSource Leadership Forum:
Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact

Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact embodies our commitment to nonprofit leaders’ roles as standard-bearers for their organizations. We believe that together, board members and executive directors or chief executive officers can develop nonprofit organizations that are not only healthy and viable, but that are also innovative, adaptive, and relentless in their focus on core purpose. This holds true whether leaders are advocating for the issues that affect their missions, exploring the benefits associated with intentional partnerships and collaborations, or sharpening their understanding of the relationship between overall strategy, effectiveness, and impact.

The 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum is the opportunity for us to come together as a community to support, empower, and inspire one another, and to ensure that every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good. We invite you to join us in that vision.


Announcing a new executive-board chair track,
keynote speaker, and our welcome reception

NEW THIS YEAR: CHIEF EXECUTIVE-BOARD CHAIR TRACK

Teams of chief executives and board chairs will come together for shared learning, dialogue, and critical thinking in a content rich environment at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum. You also will have an opportunity to network with your peers and continue conversations over dinner. Learn more about this exciting new opportunity.

Dr. David Williams

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DAVID WILLIAMS, PHD, MPH

David Williams is an internationally recognized authority on social influence on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect health. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that he developed is one of the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies. Learn more about all BLF sessions and speakers.

Chihuly Garden and Glass

JOIN US FOR OUR WELCOME AND NETWORKING RECEPTION

The year’s reception is on Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-8:30, when we’ll be kicking off the BoardSource Leadership Forum at the Dale Chihuly Garden and Class museum. Learn more about the museum and get excited!

Eric-Jolly

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ERIC JOLLY, PHD

Eric Jolly, president & CEO of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, has dedicated his life to educating, elevating, and giving voice to people in his communities. As president and CEO of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, he matches donors’ charitable resources with community solutions via a network of Minnesota foundations that includes more than than 2,000 charitable organizations and donor funds throughout the state. Learn more about all BLF sessions and speakers.

The BoardSource Leadership Forum is a conference focused on nonprofit leadership at the highest level – the board of directors.

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

Gold Sponsors

BLF Sponsor SCC

TriNet