BLF 2017

BLF 2017 Highlights

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Opening Plenary

Anne Wallestad, BoardSource CEO

Our values must serve as a platform for shared commitment and action. Because without real action, our values simply measure the distance between who we are and who we aspire to be.

Announcing the 2017
Stand for Your Mission Awards

Nonprofit leaders and board members are standing up for the missions they believe in by advocating for their organizations’ causes and creating public will for positive change.

And they are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers rather than wait for outcomes.

Are you an advocate for your mission?

We invite you to learn more about the Stand for Your Mission Awards, created in partnership with the Campion Advocacy Fund.

The Judith O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholars

The Judith O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholarships for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders program was created in 2005 to honor the legacy of Judith O’Connor, the former president & CEO of BoardSource, and to educate emerging sector leaders about exceptional nonprofit leadership and governance.

Announcing the 2017 Stand 4 Your Mission Awards!

All around the country, nonprofit boards are:

  • standing up for the missions they believe in by advocating for their organizations’ causes and creating public will for positive change
  • establishing advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership
  • helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers rather than wait for outcomes

Are you affiliated with one of these boards?

If so, we invite you to learn more about the Stand for Your Mission Awards, created in partnership with the Campion Advocacy Fund.

  • The winning organization will receive a $5,000 cash award and be featured on the BoardSource website, the Stand for Your Mission website, in social media, and in other ways as they present themselves.
  • Entering organizations must submit the application form no later than Friday, January 12, 2018.

Learn more

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What people are saying about BLF:

“Like I said, I go to these conferences and seriously, this is fantastic. Sometimes you go to a conference and think ‘this is not money well spent’; [Board Leadership Forum] is money very well spent.”

~ Robert Bourg, Senior VP of Human Resources, St. Ann’s Community of Rochester, New York

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