A resource for strengthening nonprofit boards, BoardSource includes training and professional development opportunities, topic papers, questions and answers about nonprofit boards, and an extensive bookstore. BoardSource provides resources, programs, and services to the nonprofit community and publishes material on nonprofit governance, offering many booklets, books, videos, and audiotapes. The web site offers a free and many products.
- 10 basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
- Extensive Frequently Asked Questions about board service and good practices
- Glossary of Terms
Free Complete Toolkit for Boards
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide seeks to capture, organize, disseminate and promote the use of knowledge and good practices in the nonprofit sector: see Board Management.
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
The Society acts as a positive force for enlightened corporate governance
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits provides basic concepts and guidelines about governance.
Nonprofit Board Basics Online
Interactive animated virtual conference. Attend sessions and have "conversations" with animated characters. Includes an online self assessment and a virtual conference bag of resources. Nonprofit Organizations use this course as part of their new board orientation or as part of their board recruitment process (especially if they are recruiting individuals with little or no board experience).
Urban Institute: Nonprofit FAQ
Many categories for leaders to scan and get quick answers to questions.
"The Makings of a Good Nonprofit Board Member"
This article in the Charlotte Business Journal provides insights into how to avoid being "the board member from hell" that keeps nonprofit leaders up at night.
Community Driven Institute
Questions and answers about governance and nonprofit boards.
Board information and resources - see categories Board Development, Board Guide, and Board Paradox.
Society for Nonprofit Organizations
The Society for Nonprofit Organizations promotes a vigorous nonprofit sector through education, collaboration and research in order to advance healthy and participatory communities. These 2 links take you to further links and resources about nonprofit board and governance matters.
Executive Service Corps
The Executive Service Corps Affiliate Network (ESCAN) is a nationwide network of nonprofit consulting organizations. ESC affiliates are management support organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve. They accomplish this by providing high quality, affordable consulting services and other technical assistance to nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.