Leading with Intent:
BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? What matters most when it comes to the board’s roles and responsibilities?  What impact are they having on organizational performance? How do boards conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? How are boards composed and organized?

Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions as the latest in BoardSource’s series of studies tracking and analyzing trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994.

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