Jeanne Allen

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2017

About Jeanne

Jeanne Allen is an expert in Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership in the nonprofit sector. As a BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant, she is an expert in board development & governance and nonprofit leadership development.  Jeanne’s reputation is built on engaging workteams in creative ways to build on their dreams and visions. Previously, Jeanne worked 25+ years in national, state, and local nonprofits, as well as in higher education in a community college.  Much of that time, her primary focus was capacity building focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Additionally, Jeanne is an Instructor in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, where she teaches the following executive seminars to nonprofit professionals:

  • Board Development / Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Nonprofit Leadership  
  • Effective Meetings 

Services offered:

  • Board Development– Board retreats custom designed for each situation- both virtual and in-person
  • Strategic Planning- creating and facilitating a process that works for the size and needs of the organization
  • Conference presentations, keynotes, & workshops
  • Leadership Development /Executive retreats– facilitation and custom design, Kick- off and/or Capstone facilitation of leadership development programs
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity ideas are woven into all offerings

Clients include: 

  • Individual and Federated nonprofits
  • Community and state foundations
  • State and regional nonprofit associations 

Consultant Information

Email: [email protected]


Location: Durham, North Carolina

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board roles and responsibilities, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Strategic board composition, Strategic planning and visioning

Areas of Engagement: Board self-assessment review and action planning, Board education retreat or seminar, Large-group training or conference session, Facilitation of important board conversations

Mission Areas: Community foundations, Federated organizations, Founder-led organizations , Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs