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October 9 - 10 • Washington DC




Speakers at the BoardSource Leadership Forum have always been among the most influential and knowledgeable in the nonprofit sector. They are inspiring leaders who are catalyzing change; researchers and consultants who are on the front-line of understanding effective governance and its influence on mission impact; and board chairs, board members, and chief executives who have led their organization to extraordinary heights.

Past speakers and presenters have included:

Tim King, founder and president & CEO, Urban Prep Academies • Billy Shore, founder and CEO, Share our Strength • Peter Kim, manager, Bridgespan • Hildy Gottlieb, co-founder, Creating the Future • Heather McLeod Grant, co-author, Forces for Good • Sterling Spiern, former president & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation • Ruth McCambridge, editor-in-chief, The Nonprofit Quarterly • William Ryan, governance author and consultant • Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chairman, LinkedIn • Trish Tchume, national director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

We are currently developing our roster of 2014 keynote speakers and presenters; in the meantime, check out photos and videos from BLF 2013.


Call for sessions

Are you interested in presenting a session at BLF? We are currently seeking proposals that provide opportunities for our participants to develop and enhance their governance skills and practices, to discover solutions to their leadership challenges, and to increase their understanding of the key trends and issues impacting nonprofits.

Learn more and apply to speak at BLF 2014.