Topic: Board Development & Governance

Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity: Core Concepts in Capacity Building

This publication gives funders more of the tools they need to offer capacity-building support that helps grantees be even more successful. But Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity doesn’t just talk about what makes capacity building most effective, it actually makes these practices understandable and doable. It does this by providing guidance on how to build trust with…

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Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire

The Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire allows nonprofit boards to assess their effectiveness in 12 aspects of governance, ranging from board-staff roles to external relations practices. This tool has been used by hundreds of boards and thousands of board members throughout the US and abroad since 2009. The tool is now available as an online survey and…

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Board Book Essentials

“Board Book Essentials” is a collection of the most important resources that BoardSource developed in 2016 to help organizations build strong board-staff partnerships. It is organized it into three different sections: discussion starters, special topics in five key areas, and reference materials that should be in every board book.

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CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

Compasspoint is a nonprofit leadership and strategy practice based in Oakland, CA. For over 40 years, they have strengthened nonprofit leadership and supported organizations and movement networks to adapt and operate strategically. Compasspoint also collaborates with fellow capacity builders and regularly shares research and tools with the field at large. Their diverse staff and key…

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BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource offers dozens of publications about how to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit boards, as well as a full slate of in-person trainings, webinars, and consulting services. The organization also sponsors an annual conference on nonprofit governance. BoardSource…

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