Leadership Certificate Programs

Are you new to nonprofit leadership or taking on a new leadership role? 


An important first step to making sure you have the knowledge and skills necessary to make an immediate and sustained contribution to your nonprofit organization, is to take a BoardSource Leadership Certificate program.
BoardSource offers the following four certificate programs by hosting scheduled webinars, on-demand learning, and a limited number of in-person programs (choices vary by program topic and are highlighted below).

Board Chair Certificate

Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Board Chairs

Available in-person or via a scheduled webinar series

You’re already a proven leader; that’s why your board elected you board chair. And now it’s relying on you to provide the leadership to help your organization advance its mission and have new, positive impacts on your community. This unique certificate program, which includes a copy of The Board Chair Handbook and Building the Governance Partnership, allows you to connect with a governance expert as well as your peers to conquer the unique challenges and issues that encompass the board chair position.

Learn more about our certificate program for nonprofit board chairs

Consulting Certificate

Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting

Available in-person only and offered three times annually

To better meet the ongoing need for governance training among nonprofit organizations, BoardSource created the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting. This intense three-day course is designed for nonprofit consulting professionals and for those currently pursuing a career in consulting. All participants receive copies of Board Fundamentals, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, and The Source to supplement the in-person training.

Learn more about our certificate program for nonprofit consultants