Boards / Governance
Board leadership can make or break a nonprofit's success. Here are selected resources to help you lead well.
Board Source -- Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards; a resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations.
Center for Creative Leadership -- CCL provides information and training to build creative leadership, defined as the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness. Publications and an online newsletter are available.
The Complete Board Toolkit -- Excellent toolkit for boards created by the Free Management Library. Resources include: advice, articles, tools, templates, guides, and legal information.
Where are tomorrow's board leaders? - Promoting youth governance today helps ensure we have board leaders tomorrow. NonProfit Quarterly, 8/26/2013
Getting to 100% Board Giving - Specific ways to make board giving easier. Blue Avocado, 6/5/2013
Getting and Keeping Your Board Members Engaged - How to be strategic in getting the most out of your board members. GuideStar, February 2013
Board Roles Deconstructed: Governance v. Support - Being clear on this distinction helps all members understand their responsibilities. Blue Avocado, 9/19/11
What Makes an Exceptional Board Chair? - An outline of the best and worst characteristics for this leadership role. Nonprofit Quarterly, 6/21/2007