This list of topics addresses fundamental aspects of nonprofit board service. Dig in to find information that will help you think through issues or challenges facing your organization.
We are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus.
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Join us at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum as we revisit what it means to be purpose-driven leaders, reimagine what is possible for our missions, and uncover the power of advancing the public good for the communities we serve. Explore the conference and register today.
Strengthened by our broader work to identify and map trends within the nonprofit sector, we are inspiring action on critical issues facing the social sector.
BoardSource works with foundations to help support their board leadership and development, their grantees, and also depends on the support of foundations to accomplish it’s important sector-wide work.
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Nonprofit board service enables corporations to strengthen communities by leveraging their most valuable asset – their people. BoardSource’s corporate membership program enables companies to access scalable, turnkey support for all of its employees that are serving – or preparing to serve – on a nonprofit board.
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Discover how to engage and energize board members in a healthy debate in the boardroom and make better decisions.
In this book, we explain how to create a culture of inquiry within the boardroom — one marked by mutual respect and constructive debate that leads to sound and shared decision making. We detail how to develop an environment where board members solicit, acknowledge, and respectfully listen to different points of view; where they seek more information, question assumptions, and challenge conclusions so that they may advocate for solutions based on analysis; and where they are able to voice their individual concerns before reaching a collective decision, which, once made, is supported by the entire board. We include tools for creating an environment of trust, for cultivating teamwork, for stimulating dialogue, and for sharing information.
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