Key Topics in Nonprofit Board Service

Great board leadership takes intentionality and effort.

BoardSource is here to help.

We have resources and tools on a wide range of board leadership topics that can help you educate yourself and your board, navigate thorny board issues, and address new challenges or opportunities your board may be facing. Each topic page provides a directory of downloadable resources, articles, and publications. More resources can be found in the BoardSource store.

Board service isn’t always easy. But finding reliable board resources and support can be.

BoardSource has also codified a set of Recommended Governance Practices, which are informed by our research and years of experience working with boards. These guidelines may provide a useful starting point for key decisions about governance practices and a discussion about opportunities for change.