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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Our core membership program is designed for nonprofit organizations that are looking for year-round support, and for those who are committed to continued advancement, helping to strengthen their boards and missions.
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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The key for nonprofit boards is not to try to avoid all possible conflict-of-interest situations but to identify and follow a process for handling them effectively. How you manage conflicts of interest and assure open and honest deliberation affects all aspects of your organization’s operations and is critical to making good decisions, avoiding legal problems and public scandals, and remaining focused on your mission. Managing Conflicts of Interest provides the guidance you need.
The nonprofit sector values our board members’ personal and professional knowledge, experience, and community engagement, but these board members can face challenges in carrying out their board responsibilities precisely because of the number and breadth of associations and connections they have. Making unbiased, independent decisions on behalf of an organization isn’t always easy. Managing Conflicts of Interest is here to help by providing you with the information you need to recognize potential conflicts of interest, determine when these conflicts present areas of concern, and do something about them.
To help you promote a culture of disclosure in your nonprofit, we explore the meaning of conflicts of interest and the legal rules relating to them. We acknowledge the difficulty in identifying problematic conflicts of interest and give recommendations for practice. We discuss
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