Building strong leadership at the board level is critically important to the success and sustainability of your grantees.
Without strong board leadership and governance, they are vulnerable to a wide range of challenges and dysfunctions, which can significantly impact their ability to achieve the short- and long-term goals that you share.
As a grantmaker, you can make a real difference by starting a dialogue with your grantees about their board leadership strengths and challenges, and providing focused support to help them build and strengthen their performance.
What BoardSource can do to help:
We partner with grantmakers to design and implement board development programs that meet grantee organizations where they are and help them access support to strengthen board performance:
- Providing fundamental board development support. Through our Board Support Program for individual nonprofits, BoardSource provides foundations with a core set of board development resources – board self-assessment, year-round educational webinars and resources, and on-demand email technical assistance – as a part of an affordable annual program. Foundation members of the Partnership for Effective Board Leadership may access this program for their grantees for $1,000 per organization.
- Board education resources: We work with grantmakers to offer BoardSource’s wide range of educational offerings to grantees in an affordable and scalable way.