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BoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. We engage with and support a community of more than 115,000 individuals committed to creating positive change in their communities through effective board service.

Our Vision

BoardSource envisions a world where every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.

Our Mission

To inspire and support excellence in nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership.

Our Strategic Framework

Strategic Plan Overview

Learn more in an overview of BoardSource’s strategic framework.

Supporting a Network of Nonprofit Leaders

BoardSource engages and supports a community of more than 115,000 nonprofit leaders. Our core offering is a year-round board support program providing assessment-driven board development support to organizations through an affordable and scalable membership model. BoardSource also offers a wide range of diagnostic tools, educational programs and resources, and consulting services to strengthen board performance.

Providing Leadership & Learning

The support that BoardSource provides to individual nonprofit leaders and organizations is strengthened by our broader work to identify and map trends within the nonprofit sector and to unleash the full potential of boards and board leaders to advance the public good through board service. We have been conducting our signature study, Leading with Intent, biennially for the past 20 years. It provides important information about current board composition, practices, and performance and charts important trends and changes in board leadership. Other leadership initiatives focus on opportunities and challenges within the sector where we believe board leaders are positioned to make a difference, whether that’s through greater transparency, stronger board advocacy, or more strategic and diverse board composition.

Who We Serve

BoardSource’s global network of more than 115,000 leaders represents a broad and diverse cross-section of the nonprofit sector, and we are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus. We are especially focused on those organizations that share our belief in the power of nonprofit organizations and leaders to advance the public good and that are working to create positive change in their communities and our world more broadly.