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The Governance Series

The six books in this series address all the topics new and seasoned board members, as well as chief executives and senior staff, need to know about, including board member responsibilities, how to structure the board in the most efficient manner, and how to accomplish governance work in the spirit of the mission of the organization.

Our all-time bestseller and book one in this series, Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards, explores the board’s 10 core responsibilities and clarifies and distinguishes the board-staff partnership. This resource was updated in 2015 to include a deeper discussion of the role that advocacy plays in the responsibilities of nonprofit boards.

$92 members | $152 nonmembers

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2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum

2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum

BLF is focused on nonprofit leadership at the highest level – the board of directors. Through workshops, presentations, and networking events, our participants learn how to guide their organizations toward greater impact and mission fulfillment.

Member Price: $750 – 1,050

Nonmember Price: $950 – 1,250

Advisory Councils

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an advisory board and a governing board? An advisory group and an advisory council? Advisory Councils provides the answers and more.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

Assessing and Supporting the Chief Executive

Assessing and Supporting Your Chief Executive: A BoardSource Toolkit

This toolkit provides the knowledge needed to know why, when, and how to conduct a chief executive performance assessment as well as how to build a supportive ongoing relationship between the chief executive and board.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Assessment of the Chief Executive

Assessing the chief executive is one of the board’s primary governance responsibilities and is critical to the success of the chief executive and to the organization as a whole.

Member Price: $699 – 899

Nonmember Price: $1,199

ACE: Associations

Assessment of the Chief Executive for Associations

BoardSource and ASAE collaborated to create a chief executive assessment that is geared to the unique needs of the association sector.

Member Price: $699 – 899

Nonmember Price: $1,199

Better Bylaws

Better Bylaws: Creating Effective Rules for Your Nonprofit Board

Are you giving your bylaws the attention they demand? Better Bylaws will help you draft workable rules and then amend them over time as your nonprofit matures and as new governance issues arise.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

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Board Engagement & Accountability (Webinar 101)

This webinar will explore strategies and techniques to improve your board’s engagement and create accountability.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Board Fundamentals

Board Fundamentals: Understanding Roles in Nonprofit Governance

Looking for an introduction to or refresher on nonprofit governance? This primer describes of the nonprofit sector and the concept of governance, and takes an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of the board.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

Recorded Webinar

Board Members as Storytellers: Ambassadorship in Action

Through focus and some simple steps, you can transition your board members into master storytellers who become your best fundraisers and mission champions.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

E-Policy

Board Practices – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, which covers board practices, discusses the size of the board, board self-assessment, virtual meetings, executive sessions, election of officers, and more.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Charter Schools Board Self-Assessment

Board Self-Assessment for Charter Schools

This tool assists charter schools in assessing the performance of their board of trustees and in identifying areas of improvement for the board. It is based on a collaboration between BoardSource and Charter Board Partners.

Member Price: $549 – 749

Nonmember Price: $975

Boardroom Chemistry

Boardroom Chemistry: Getting Your Board to Govern as a Team

Every board struggles with group dynamics. This toolkit is designed to help your board function more effectively by focusing on board composition, board structure, cultural and behavioral barriers, ways to engage detached board members, and more.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Recorded Webinar

BoardSource’s New Strategic Direction, a Behind-the-Scenes Look

BoardSource discusses the organization’s new strategic plan and how it impacts our work with you and your organization. We also discuss our approach to the planning process and the big questions we needed to ask ourselves.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $0

Breaking the Gala Addiction

Breaking the Gala Addiction

Today’s changing landscape requires an examination of special events as a way to secure general operating support. Learn about emerging trends in events fundraising and other approaches to raising general operating support for your organization.

Member Price: $10

Nonmember Price: $15

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Broken Engagement: Why Has Our Board Checked Out? How Do We Fix It? (Webinar 101)

In this webinar, we’ll look at board engagement as a journey that starts before your members join the board and continues even as they leave the board.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

BSA Benchmark Report

BSA Benchmark Report

A board self-assessment benchmark report compares your board’s performance to others within the nonprofit sector, allowing you to discover where your board’s performance and practices are above average and where they are lagging behind.

Member Price: $250

Nonmember Price: $250

BSA for Associations

BoardSource and ASAE collaborated to create a board self-assessment that is geared to the unique needs of the association sector.

Member Price: $549 – 749

Nonmember Price: $975

BSA for Independent Schools

BSA for Independent Schools

This tool was developed to assist independent schools in assessing their board and to identify areas where the board might improve its performance. It is based on NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Trustees.

Member Price: $749

Nonmember Price: $1,199

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BSA for Nonprofit Boards

The BSA lays a foundation for setting board development priorities and motivating board members to strengthen governance performance and practices. The online survey covers board practices and policies plus nine areas of board responsibility.

Member Price: $549 – 749

Nonmember Price: $975

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Building and Maintaining an Enthusiastic Board (Webinar 201)

The best boards develop leadership as a sustainable resource. This webinar focuses on the different steps to build an effective board that is sustainable over the long term.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

Building the Governance Partnership: The Chief Executive’s Guide to Getting the Best from the Board

This book offers practical tips on developing a partnership with your board that is based on support, trust, honesty, forthrightness, respect, and understanding. You’ll learn how to work for, work with, and work the board.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

Recorded Webinar

Building Your Board Bench

There are new strategies and vehicles for recruiting board members and concrete steps your organization can take to set the board, and your organization, up for success.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

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Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting – March 2017

To better meet the ongoing need for governance training among nonprofit organizations throughout the country, BoardSource has created the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting.

Member Price: $1,595

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Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting – May 2017

To better meet the ongoing need for governance training among nonprofit organizations throughout the country, BoardSource has created the Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting.

Member Price: $1,595

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Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education: Jan – March 2017

This six-part webinar series covers the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand, including board structure and practices, roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight.

Member Price: $499

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Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education: Sept-Oct 2017

This six-part webinar series covers the fundamental nonprofit governance concepts every nonprofit leader should understand, including board structure and practices, roles and responsibilities of board members, and financial and legal oversight.

Member Price: $499

CEO Search Needs Assessment

Chief Executive Search Needs Assessment

Is your board searching for a new chief executive? Gather the information you need from your key constituents regarding your organization’s current capacity and future needs through BoardSource’s Executive Search Needs Assessment.

CEO Succession Planning

Chief Executive Succession Planning: Essential Guidance for Boards and CEOs

Someday, your chief executive will leave your organization. Are you prepared? In Chief Executive Succession Planning, you will learn how to create a system that ensures your organization always has an up-to-date succession strategy.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO

Managing the transition of a new chief executive effectively is crucial to any nonprofit’s future impact and continued success. This book includes checklists and key questions board members will need to answer throughout the process.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

E-Policy

Chief Executive – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler includes information on chief executive job descriptions, performance evaluation, compensation, and transition.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

E-Policy

Committees – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler includes information on the role of committees, creating committees, chairing a committee, and key types of committees.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

E-Policy

Communications – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, which covers communications, discusses media relations, crisis communications, political activity, and more.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Community Foundation BSA

Community Foundation Board Self-Assessment

The board self-assessment for community foundations is designed to meet the unique needs of a community foundation board and assist in strengthening its governance practices and ability to respond to opportunities and challenges within its community.

BSA CONNECT

CONNECT

CONNECT enables your board leaders to present your BSA results to the full board in tandem with recommended next steps. BoardSource consultants who provide CONNECT services have years of governance experience and in-depth knowledge of […]

Member Price: $1,659 – 1,759

Nonmember Price: $1,859

Consultant Membership

This membership program provides you with the opportunity to partner with BoardSource to increase your knowledge of nonprofit governance — thereby strengthening your consulting practice.

Nonmember Price: $199

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Creating a Collaborative Board Culture (Webinar 201)

Drawing upon theories of organizational behavior, this webinar will examine strategies for creating a collaborative culture.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

Credit Union BSA

Credit Union Board Self-Assessment

BoardSource offers a board self-assessment tool customized specifically for credit unions. It covers key areas of governance such as strategic planning and credit unions’ financial services and offerings.

ACE Credit Unions

Credit Union Chief Executive Assessment

This tool enables directors to effectively, professionally, and confidently evaluate the chief executive performance and discuss both the chief executive’s goals and plans and the board’s vision for the chief executive’s professional goals and plans.

Culture of Inquiry: Healthy Debate in the Boardroom

Learn 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.

Member Price: $23

Nonmember Price: $35

DECK

DECK

What’s a DECK? It’s a deck of 15-20 PowerPoint slides featuring highlights from your assessment results and comparison scores benchmarking your assessment scores against other nonprofit boards that have used our BSA tool.

Member Price: $399 – 499

Nonmember Price: $599

Development Committee

Development Committee

This publication defines the roles and responsibilities of a development committee, suggests ways board and staff can work together, and teaches board members how to take a more hands-on approach as they participate in fundraising.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

Diversity and Inclusion Assessment

The Board Diversity in Action assessment tool focuses on age (multi-generational), gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economics.

Member Price: $275

Nonmember Price: $345

Diversity in Action: A BoardSource Toolkit

Diversity and inclusion are critically important for the sustainability of your organization, but enacting them isn’t easy. These 19 tools will help your board increase its diversity and adopt inclusive policies and practices.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $0

Driving Strategic Planning

Driving Strategic Planning: A Nonprofit Executive’s Guide

Driving Strategic Planning includes essential information on the definitions and benefits of strategic planning, the steps to successful strategic planning, the roles of the participants, and what the plan should look like when completed.

Member Price: $23

Nonmember Price: $35

Recorded Webinar

Elephants in the Nonprofit Boardroom

Few boards are without an invisible elephant or two sitting around the table, making certain discussions difficult and certain people uncomfortable. In this webinar, we discuss common board challenges and solutions you can implement immediately.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Engaging Your Board in Fundraising: A Staff’s Guide

Studies show that board member participation in fundraising is considered inadequate by executive directors and board members alike. But why? This book offers insights from 50 nonprofit leaders on how to engage the board successfully.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

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Essential Nonprofit Investment Strategies (Webinar 101)

This webinar explores the importance of crafting an investment policy to help organizations determine the appropriate use of funds and to help boards maintain their fiduciary obligations.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

E-Policy

Ethics and Accountability – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, which covers ethics and accountability, includes a discussion of mission and vision, conflicts of interest, diversity statements, and more.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

The Source in Action

Exceptional Board Practices: The Source in Action

Exceptional Board Practices is a compilation of articles, topic papers, white papers, and excerpts designed to help you operate at the highest and best use of your collective ability.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Executive Committee

Executive Committee

We take great pains to assure readers that, despite potential risks, an executive committee is an asset because of its authority to act in emergency situations and its unique relationship with the chief executive.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

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Exposing the Mystery of Social Media Success

Join Emily Davis to explore social media myths and learn the foundational concepts in using any social media channel. Participants will hear how to best implement social media activity through board engagement, committee involvement, and […]

Member Price: $0 – 40

Nonmember Price: $75

Fearless Filing

Fearless Filing: Conquering Form 990’s Governance Questions: A BoardSource Toolkit

Form 990 now asks about board structures, practices, and policies. Fearless Filing will help you navigate the questions, and give your board tools to assess the caliber of its governance practices and achieve greater accountability.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards

Successful fundraising is a team effort both at the planning and execution stage. We teach you how to develop a system in which board members and staff work together to build successful fundraising efforts.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

E-Policy

Finance and Investments – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, which covers finance and investments, discusses budgeting, audits, investments, risk management, and more.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Financial Committees

It is essential that board members understand the financial roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board. In Financial Committees, we provide guidance to help readers understand how to configure these committees.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

Financial Responsibilities

Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

This book uses nontechnical language to help board members gain a basic understanding of their financial oversight responsibilities and gives them a starting point for comprehending key financial data.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

Recorded Webinar

Five Reasons Why Your Organization Can’t Meet Its Fundraising Capacity

Think your organization can raise more money? You’re probably right! Join the author of Fearless Fundraising to learn the top five reasons nonprofits fail to meet their actual fundraising capacity and how to overcome these challenges.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

BSA for Private Foundations

Foundation Board Self-Assessment

BoardSource adapted its core board self-assessment tool to meet the needs of specific organizations: including community foundations and foundations.

Fundraising Collection

Fundraising Collection

All you need to know about nonprofit fundraising now comes in one box. Our special collection of fundraising resources is a four-part system that addresses every aspect of a board member’s fundraising responsibility.

Member Price: $62

Nonmember Price: $89

Fundraising Fitness: A BoardSource Toolkit

The book gives board members the practical tips and proven advice they need to get more involved in the type of fundraising efforts that will strengthen an organization’s financial condition.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Fundraising Responsibilities

Fundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Board members must ensure that their organization has adequate resources by being active in fundraising activities. This book explains strategies, offers guidelines, and makes recommendations.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

E-Policy

Fundraising – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler discusses board member fundraising, donor relations, gift acceptance, and sponsorships and endorsements.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Generate Buzz

Generate Buzz! Strategic Communication for Nonprofit Boards

Generate Buzz! follows two real nonprofits as they work to build communication plans that will allow them to meet the goals set out in their strategic plans and address current and future needs.

Member Price: $23

Nonmember Price: $35

Getting on Board with Effective Orientation: A BoardSource Toolkit

Board members who are oriented properly are more knowledgeable about governing and better prepared to oversee your nonprofit’s strategic direction, allowing you to make the best use of their expertise.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Govern Green

Govern Green: Driving Your Organization’s Commitment to Sustainability

Govern Green provides a step-by-step approach to create an organizational culture that supports a deep commitment to sustainability.

Member Price: $18

Nonmember Price: $26

Govern More Manage Less

Govern More, Manage Less: Harnessing the Power of Your Nonprofit Board

In Govern More, Manage Less, we suggest actions that will help your board balance its responsibilities and understand how to practice macro-governance and avoid micromanagement, despite increasing demands for procedural accountability.

Member Price: $23

Nonmember Price: $35

Governance as Leadership Collection

Governance as Leadership Collection

Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance by shedding new light on the traditional work of the board and introducing the concept of generative governance. The Practitioner’s Guide shows how to put the groundbreaking model into practice.

Member Price: $58

Nonmember Price: $86

Governance as Leadership

Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards

This book redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macro-governance in exchange for less micromanagement.

Member Price: $42

Nonmember Price: $56

Governance Committee

Governance Committee

Governance committees oversee the performance of the board and manage compliance with the organization’s mission. Discover how this committee can help all boards — new or seasoned — live up to their highest potential.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

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Governance Has Its Virtues

We tend to think of virtues as abstract, but they can be very practical and offer guidance for sound decision making. This webinar provides resources to help board members cultivate and practice virtues as they govern.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

Head of School Assessment

BoardSource developed a customized version of the Assessment of Chief Executive tool to assist independent schools in assessing the performance of the head-of-school.

Member Price: $745

Nonmember Price: $1,199

Charter School Head of School Assessment

Head of School Assessment for Charter Schools

This tool provides insight into the board’s perception of the head’s strengths, limitations, and overall performance and fosters growth and development. It is based on a collaboration between BoardSource and Charter Board Partners.

Member Price: $699 – 899

Nonmember Price: $1,199

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How to Conduct a Successful Board Retreat (Webinar 201)

Make sure your retreat results in tangible outcomes and is focused on advancing your organization’s mission rather than on internal political dynamics or disagreement. Learn how to design and implement a successful retreat.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

Recorded Webinar

How to Succeed with High Turnover in Fund Development Leadership

We’ve all been there. Your organization needs a new director of development…again.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $75

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Improving Your Boardroom Communication

This webinar discusses the barriers to effective and productive communication in the boardroom and how to promote and support robust discourse through the posing of vital questions designed to see, seek, use, and share information.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Individual Membership

The BoardSource Individual Membership program was created for executives and board members who want to increase their effectiveness as leaders, magnify their board’s impact, and deliver on their organization’s mission.

Nonmember Price: $129

Informed Fundraising

Informed Fundraising: An Introduction and Guide

This e-book is designed to equip board members and chief executives leading smaller and/or newer nonprofits with a solid understanding of what it takes to construct and execute an effective fundraising program.

Member Price: $14

Nonmember Price: $21

Recorded Webinar

IRS Form 990 Essentials for Board Members

This webinar is intended to answer questions and provide board members with tools and tips for presenting your organization positively.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Board Chairs – February 2017

Professional development for board chairs has been lacking. This certificate program allows you to connect with a governance expert and your peers to conquer the challenges and issues that encompass the board chair position.

Member Price: $399

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Board Chairs – July 2017

Professional development for board chairs has been lacking. This certificate program allows you to connect with a governance expert and your peers to conquer the challenges and issues that encompass the board chair position.

Member Price: $399

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives – July 2017

Learn how to work effectively to build a constructive partnership with your board. This certificate program provides both new CEOs and seasoned leaders with practical approaches to some of the most challenging aspects of the job.

Member Price: $399

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Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives – March 2017

Learn how to work effectively to build a constructive partnership with your board. This certificate program provides both new CEOs and seasoned leaders with practical approaches to some of the most challenging aspects of the job.

Member Price: $399

Leading with Intent

Leading with Intent 2015: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices is the only survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs on their experiences in the nonprofit boardrooms of America.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $0

LWI Data Report

Leading with Intent Data File

See summary statistics on every question in BoardSource’s Leading with Intent CEO and board chair surveys. This information includes graphs and tables that can be copied (with appropriate credit) into articles or presentations.

Nonmember Price: $79

LWI Data Report with Crosstabs

Leading with Intent Data File and Cross-Tab Data File

This file provides additional cross-tabs drawn from Leading with Intent data, and organized by the respondent’s type, budget size, primary service area (local, state/regional within state, national/regional multi-state, international) and affiliation.

Nonmember Price: $129

Legal Responsibilities

Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

This book presents the nonprofit legal landscape in easy-to-understand terms. It discusses the concept of fiduciary responsibility, summarizes strategies for protecting board members from personal liability, and outlines best practices within the sector.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

Managing Conflicts of Interest

Managing Conflicts of Interest: The Board’s Guide to Unbiased Decision Making

This book provides 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.

Member Price: $27

Nonmember Price: $36

Meeting, and Exceeding Expectations

Meeting, and Exceeding Expectations: A Guide to Successful Nonprofit Board Meetings

Are your board meetings productive and efficient? Or are they tedious and dominated by a few people? This resource poses critical questions, suggests tools, and even shows you how to insert some fun into meetings.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

E-Policy

Mission-Related Issues – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers downloadable policy samplers in 10 different topic areas to help you create specific policies for your organization. This Mission-Related Issues Sampler includes information specific to associations, foundations, and museums.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Moving Beyond Founder's Syndrome to Nonprofit Success

Moving Beyond Founder’s Syndrome to Nonprofit Success

This book offers advice on how an organization can successfully develop an effective board and staff while leveraging the founder’s strengths and accomplishments and showing respect to the vision of the organization.

Member Price: $18

Nonmember Price: $26

Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle

Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle: A Capacity-Building Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

Nonprofit leaders who are aware of their organization’s development stage are positioned to be more strategic about planning for its future. Use this knowledge to align capacities, manage organizational transitions, and anticipate future challenges.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

New Board Member Collection

New Board Member Collection

New to nonprofit board service? This starter kit provides an excellent introduction to basic roles and responsibilities and answers frequently asked questions.

Member Price: $87

Nonmember Price: $127

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Nonprofit Board Roles and Responsibilities

This webinar articulates key roles of nonprofit boards, duties of individual board members, and responsibilities of those who engage with the board. Join us for an opportunity to learn about best board practices.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Nonprofit Executive Compensation

Nonprofit Executive Compensation: Planning, Performance, and Pay

Does your board have a process that allows you to offer a salary that will attract and keep top talent without compromising your organization’s mission or the public’s expectations?

Member Price: $35

Nonmember Price: $47

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Optimizing the Board/Staff Partnership (Webinar 101)

This webinar explores the unique partnership between and among board members and with the executive leader, offers recommendations for optimizing performance, and demystifies the shades of gray that must be navigated.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Organizational Membership

A BoardSource organizational membership provides your entire board and staff with member benefits, allowing them to access the cutting-edge thinking and proven resources needed to become exceptional nonprofit leaders.

Nonmember Price: $500 – 10,000

Peer-to-Peer Assessment

Peer-to-Peer Assessment (1-15 participants)

This assessment tool provides each member with the opportunity to learn what aspects of his or her service adds value to the board team and what aspects might be strengthened.

Member Price: $1,899 – 2,500

Nonmember Price: $3,500

Peer-to-Peer Assessment

Peer-to-Peer Assessment (16-20 Participants)

This assessment tool provides each member with the opportunity to learn what aspects of his or her service adds value to the board team and what aspects might be strengthened.

Member Price: $2,399 – 3,100

Nonmember Price: $4,200

Peer-to-Peer Assessment

Peer-to-Peer Assessment (21-25 participants)

This assessment tool provides each member with the opportunity to learn what aspects of his or her service adds value to the board team and what aspects might be strengthened.

Member Price: $2,899 – 3,700

Nonmember Price: $4,900

E-Policy

Personnel Policies – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, which discusses personnel policies, includes information about human resources, workplace environment, performance reviews, general staff complaints, and more.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Powered by Pro Bono

Powered by Pro Bono: The Nonprofit’s Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources

This book shares the Taproot Foundation’s pro bono best practices and shows nonprofit managers how to apply them to their own unique challenges.

Member Price: $21

Nonmember Price: $28

Recommended Governance Practices

Recommended Governance Practices

These practices reflect BoardSource’s decades of experience working with tens of thousands of nonprofit board leaders and conducting extensive research on board practices. They highlight essential, leading, and compliance practices for nonprofit boards.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $0

Recruiting a Stronger Board

Recruiting a Stronger Board: A BoardSource Toolkit

This downloadable toolkit will help your board sharpen its focus on setting the framework for the recruitment process, identifying and cultivating potential candidates, ensuring a diversity and inclusivity, and nominations and elections.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

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Rethinking Strategic Planning

It’s critical for a nonprofit to have a strategic plan. This webinar introduces a positive paradigm and outlines tools for success when combining strategic thinking and practical planning in a new, purposeful, and useful way.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

E-Policy

Role of the Board – ePolicy Sampler

BoardSource offers 10 downloadable policy samplers in different topic areas. This sampler, on the role of the board, discusses board member agreements and provides sample job descriptions for board chairs and officers.

Member Price: $13.25

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Shaping the Future of Your Organization

Shaping the Future of Your Organization: A Strategic Planning Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

This 10-page guide breaks down the strategic planning process, identifying steps your organization needs to take before beginning to plan, providing key terms, and explaining participants’ roles in the planning process

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $20

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Social Media for Your Consulting Practice

When it comes to social media and business, change is the only constant. Consultant Emily Davis explains how she used social media to build her own business and shares plans she developed for other consultants.

Member Price: $0 (consultant members only)

Stand for Your Mission Foundation Discussion Guide

Foundation leaders have a unique opportunity to serve as powerful champions of their missions. If you want to learn more about unleashing your full potential to advocate for your mission, download our guide.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $0

Strategic Planning: Understanding the Process

Strategic Planning Understanding the Process: A BoardSource Toolkit

The 21 tools in this downloadable PDF will guide you through the strategic planning process and help you define the right approach to planning for your organization.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Recorded Webinar

Strategically Engaging Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteers

As the need for nonprofit services increases and financial resources remain tight, many nonprofits are engaging volunteers to help deliver services. Learn some tips for citizen engagement that will support your mission and goals.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Structures and Practices

Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards

This book (part of The Governance Series) provides a set of basic guidelines to enable nonprofit boards to meet these challenges and develop board members who are actively engaged in the life of the organization.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

Supporting Your Chief Executive Collection

Supporting Your Chief Executive: The Collection

This collection of books is designed to help you create a proactive succession plan, hire and support a new chief executive, and establish an effective compensation structure.

Member Price: $76

Nonmember Price: $102

Taming the Troublesome Board Member

Taming the Troublesome Board Member

Organized as a reference guide, this book offers a blueprint for resolving the challenge of disruptive board members, explores the root of troublesome behaviors, and helps you identify and address problems quickly and with grace.

Member Price: $17

Nonmember Price: $26

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Our all-time bestseller explores the board’s ten core responsibilities and puts them into the context of the governance challenges facing nonprofits today.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

Ten Basic Responsibilities Workbook

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards: The Companion Workbook

BoardSource’s most popular and enduring publication —Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards— has a companion workbook! It offers questions, tips, and activities to bring the 10 responsibilities to life.

Member Price: $17

Nonmember Price: $26

Board Building Cycle

The Board Building Cycle: Nine Steps to Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Nonprofit Board Members

Good boards do not just happen: they take care, thought, and planning. The second edition of this must-have bestseller features nine steps for your board to follow through the board development process.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

The Board Chair Handbook

The Board Chair Handbook

Whether you are a seasoned board chair, an incoming board chair, or a person considering the possibility of becoming a board chair, this book is intended to be user-friendly and practical.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

The Business Professional's Guide to Nonprofit Board Service

The Business Professional’s Guide to Nonprofit Board Service: Leveraging Your Talents for the Social Sector

As a corporate employee, are you prepared to serve on a nonprofit board? This book is designed to provide guidance to business professionals considering nonprofit board service and those presently serving on boards.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

Committee Series

The Committee Series

Committees are the basic component of board structure. This special collection explains how committees are structured; examines the responsibilities of advisory councils and key committees; discusses committee to board relationships; and more.

Member Price: $72

Nonmember Price: $108

The Generosity Network

The Generosity Network

The Generosity Network is a guide to the art of activating resources behind your cause. The authors offer a fresh perspective that can make the toughest fundraising challenges less stressful, more rewarding, and even fun.

Member Price: $19.50

Nonmember Price: $19.50

Governance Partnership Collection

The Governance Partnership Collection

CEOs work for the board, work with the board, and work the board! This collection will help you do all three successfully. Every nonprofit chief executive should have this kit on his or her bookshelf.

Member Price: $106

Nonmember Price: $151

Governance Series

The Governance Series

Our groundbreaking series will help board members, chief executives, and senior staff understand the fundamental elements of service common to most boards.

Member Price: $92

Nonmember Price: $152

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance is a comprehensive exploration of the principles and practices followed by effective nonprofit boards.

Member Price: $95

Nonmember Price: $126

The Nonprofit Answer Book

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives

One of BoardSource’s best-selling books, The Nonprofit Board Answer Book provides answers to the most-commonly asked questions about governance.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

The Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy

The Nonprofit Board Member’s Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy

Board members’ voices are heard when others are ignored. This guide spells out how board members can use their power to move an organization’s work forward.

Member Price: $27

Nonmember Price: $35

Mission, Planning, and Evaluation

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Mission, Planning, and Evaluation

Too often, nonprofit boards view mission, planning, and evaluation in isolation. However, a regular and consistent planning process helps board and staff clarify mission and make changes when necessary to keep it fresh and relevant.

Member Price: $19

Nonmember Price: $29

Nonprofit Chief Executive's Ten Basic Responsibilities

The Nonprofit Chief Executive’s Ten Basic Responsibilities

Most chief executives want a great understanding of their responsibilities in the context of their partnership with their board. This book provides it!

Member Price: $17

Nonmember Price: $26

The Nonprofit Dashboard: Using Metrics to Drive Mission Success

A dashboard report presents a quick, comprehensive overview of an organization’s status and overall direction. This book presents different styles of dashboards and offers detailed illustrations to help organizations get started with their own dashboard […]

Member Price: $35

Nonmember Price: $52

Nonprofit Policy Sampler

The Nonprofit Policy Sampler

This publication enables your board to be proactive in policymaking. It provides key elements and practical tips for 70 topic areas, along with more than 300 sample policies, job descriptions, codes of ethics, and more.

Member Price: $65

Nonmember Price: $90

Discussion Guide

The Power of Board Advocacy: A Discussion Guide for Boards

The path toward greater mission impact through advocacy begins with a conversation about your board members’ role as ambassadors. This discussion guide, bundled in a package of 10, is designed to help start that conversation.

Member Price: $25

Nonmember Price: $25

The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership

Learn how to achieve excellence and peak performance in the boardroom by putting into practice the groundbreaking model that was introduced in the book, Governance as Leadership.

Member Price: $36

Nonmember Price: $54

The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards

The Source defines governance not as dry, obligatory compliance, but as a creative and collaborative process that supports chief executives, engages board members, and furthers the causes they all serve.

Member Price: $17

Nonmember Price: $26

Ten Basic Responsibilities Collection

The Ten Basic Responsibilities Collection

BoardSource’s most popular and enduring publication now has a companion workbook! Ten Basics explains what every nonprofit board needs to do to govern effectively, while The Companion Workbook guides boards in how to complete this work.

Member Price: $29

Nonmember Price: $44

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Theory of Change: The Strategic Planning Process (Webinar 101)

This webinar explains how organizations can benefit from the strategic planning process itself, how to identify the right facilitator, and specific tools for implementation and accountability.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Transformational Governance

Transformational Governance: How Boards Achieve Extraordinary Change

Creating a high-performing board is not just about defining a desired outcome; it’s about focusing on the process itself. Through case studies and tools, Transformational Governance emphasizes the journey boards must take to become exceptional.

Member Price: $36

Nonmember Price: $48

Transforming Board Structure: Strategies for Committees and Task Forces

This essential resource illustrates how work groups can streamline the full board’s work. Discover the importance of reducing the number of standing committees and relying more on task forces to accomplish tasks as-needed.

Member Price: $20

Nonmember Price: $30

Trouble at the Top: The Nonprofit Board’s Guide to Managing an Imperfect Chief Executive

Your board must be prepared to take action if problems with your chief executive arise. Trouble at the Top gives board members practical advice for handling complex situations with in-depth analyses of 22 troublesome scenarios.

Member Price: $17

Nonmember Price: $26

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements

The explanations in Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements will help you quickly understand complicated financial concepts so you are equipped to perform your legal and fiduciary responsibilities, set realistic financial goals, and determine your organization’s performance.

Member Price: $30

Nonmember Price: $45

Recorded Webinar

Understanding your Organization’s Investment Risks and Strategies

Stephen Campisi, CFA, director of institutional thought leadership, U.S. Trust, discusses why short- and long-term risk should be managed separately, the dangers of a simplistic view of risk, and more!

Member Price: $0 – 40

Nonmember Price: $75

Recorded Webinar

Updating Your Bylaws to Provide Better Fiscal Oversight

Join Nancy Lee, a practicing attorney and a BoardSource certified governance trainer, to learn how thoughtfully crafted bylaws can provide your board with the guidance and flexibility to act in the best interests of the […]

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $35

Virtual Meetings Untangled

Virtual Meetings Untangled

Virtual board meetings can be an asset for nonprofit organizations, but only with careful attention to key considerations. From technological to cultural adjustments, this book helps board members and nonprofit staff incorporate virtual meetings.

Member Price: $25

Nonmember Price: $40

Welcome to Your Financial Statements: A Primer for Nonprofit Board Members

Every board member should be able to read and interpret their organization’s balance sheet and income statement. If you or someone you know is struggling to find meaning in all those numbers, download this primer.

Member Price: $0

Nonmember Price: $12

Who’s Minding the Money? An Investment Guide for Nonprofit Board Members

Avoiding financial jargon, Who’s Minding the Money features targeted case studies illustrating why board members often disengage from their investing responsibilities and how you can re-engage them.

Member Price: $24

Nonmember Price: $35

Wrestling with Board Dilemmas

Wrestling with Board Dilemmas: Case Studies for Nonprofit Leaders

The 45 cases in this book are full of the twists and turns of real-life dilemmas that occur when sorting out thorny board issues. Questions and responses follow each case study to provoke boardroom discussions.

Member Price: $21

Nonmember Price: $32