Partnership for Effective Board Leadership for Foundations

BoardSource offers grantmakers the opportunity to boost nonprofit success by supporting strong and effective nonprofit boards.

Foundation members are afforded special access to BoardSource resources for their employees, trustees, and grantees.

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Support Your Grantees

BoardSource helps foundations deepen their community impact through technical assistance and capacity-building resources for their grantees.



Prepare Your Staff & Board

BoardSource provides scalable resources to foundations looking to support their own board performance and for staff members who want a deeper understanding of nonprofit practices.


Engage Your Community

BoardSource works with foundations to help them engage a broad range of community organizations through board service programming and resources.


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Support our Sector Leadership Work

BoardSource’s research, leadership initiatives, and educational offerings provide foundations with the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to leadership and governance in the social sector and make a powerful investment in the capacity of effective nonprofits. For example, our ongoing Stand for your Mission campaign has educated an estimated 250,000 nonprofit leaders on why nonprofit advocacy is an important board responsibility.

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Cohort-Based Grantee Support

BoardSource works with grantmakers to provide their nonprofit partners with comprehensive, cohort-based programming aimed at advancing specific governance practices and mission achievement. For example, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta supported a cohort of grantees with research-based instruction and individual guidance around succession planning.

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