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Board Development



Reflections on Powerful Board Recruitment


Lisa Hoffman shares thoughts on powerful board recruitment. 

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The Board Member's Book: Making A Difference in Voluntary Organizations

Learn how to increase your organization's impact by creating and managing an effective board.


Live Chat


Board Compensation & Incentive Pay for Executives: Can Nonprofits Do This?

Dec 05, 2011  

This Q&A explores the right way to offer attractive pay and benefits and features Pete Smith (Smith Compensation Consulting) and Deborah Davidson (BoardSource).

Get Your Board to Raise Funds

Nov 30, 2011  

Replay the transcript of Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, and Ann W. Lehman, co-author of Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, exploring why nonprofit board members should be actively involved in fundraising.

Turning Your Volunteers Into Fundraisers

Mar 30, 2011  

Fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein and Foundation Center Atlanta director Val Porter answer questions about how your board members and volunteers can raise interest and money for your organization.



Training Events


Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Working with Your Board and Committees

Dec 19, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Join Alison Motz and Dr. Adriennie Hatten of Ascend Advisors for the key session of this new leadership series, Conversations, and learn how to effectively work with your Board.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Feb 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
New York, New York | In-person

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.


Your Board and Fundraising

Feb 27, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte, North Carolina | In-person

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:

  • The role of your board
  • Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
  • Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
  • Tips for strengthening your fundraising board