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.
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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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Updated in 2015, BoardSource’s downloadable toolkit, Recruiting a Stronger Board, will help your board sharpen its focus in key areas of recruitment, including
The 38 tools in this toolkit address the size of the board, using technology to find potential board members, what materials to share with potential board members, and many more issues about board recruitment. The toolkit also provides samples of a board matrix worksheet, board candidate rating form, and board member letter of agreement.
Nothing is more important to the health and sustainability of your organization than getting highly qualified, engaged, skilled, enthusiastic people to serve on your board. The job of building a board is about more than just filling slots. It is about being strategic in the way a board looks at its composition related to its responsibilities.
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