Our Leaders in Action

Throughout the year, members of the BoardSource team speak at conferences and events across the country about nonprofit board service.
Take a look at our upcoming speaking engagements to see where we’re off to next.

Upcoming Engagements


June 8
Avoiding the Glass Cliff: Advice to Boards on Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color | Webinar

The Building Movement Project’s recent reports, Making (Or Taking) Space: Initial Themes on Nonprofit Transitions from White to BIPOC Leaders and Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs: A Race to Lead Report on Nonprofit Executives of Color, identified concerning trends in the way that nonprofit executive directors and chief executives of color experience their leadership roles, particularly when following an outgoing white leader. These findings prompted BoardSource and Building Movement Project to work together to offer insight and advice to boards about how to help avoid these pitfalls, both leading up to a transition and after a new leader is hired. Join Building Movement Project co-directors Sean Thomas-Breitfeld and Frances Kunreuther, and BoardSource CEO, Anne Wallestad, for a conversation about what boards should be doing before, during search, and after a new ED/CEO is hired to make sure their organization isn’t replicating these harmful patterns and is being proactive about ways to create an organization well-positioned to support a new leader of color.

Wednesday, June 8th
1:30 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET

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Past Engagements


October 12
Colorado Nonprofit Conference 2021 | Virtual Conference

BoardSource President and CEO Anne Wallestad will be joining nonprofit trailblazers and diverse voices at this year’s Colorado Nonprofit Conference.

Colorado Nonprofit Conference 2021 is a one-of-a-kind, one day adventure celebrating the vast and deep contributions of the Colorado nonprofit workforce. Your authentic self is welcome to this brave space forging thoughtful and intimate online access to industry trailblazers, sector thought leadership, and so much more. Register to gain access to nonprofit connection, reflection, and personal growth on Tuesday, October 12 from 9am-5pm.

Tuesday, October 12th
9:00 AM ET – 5:00 PM ET

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October 13
Connecting Boards With The Communities They Serve | Webinar

BoardSource Vice President of Leadership Initiatives Jim Taylor connects with Valerie Threlfall, Managing Director of Listen4Good to explore community-driven questions in-depth. Together they will discuss BoardSource’s Purpose-Driven Board Leadership framework and Listen4Good’s experience supporting more than 575 organizations in building high-quality feedback practices with those they serve. Accompanied by Dan Rhoton, Executive Director of Hopeworks Camden, he shares his organization’s experience with Listen4Good and how they’ve integrated community feedback into board conversations.

Wednesday, October 13th
2:00 PM ET 11:00 AM PT

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