Governance and Leadership

Drawing from our extensive experience working with nonprofit leaders, management teams, and boards, we offer practical insights on how nonprofit board development and nonprofit leadership development can help your organization build its capacity to think strategically, work effectively, and produce winning results. Explore these resources to inspire your thinking about how to develop your nonprofit’s most valuable resource: its people.

If you’re new to leadership or board development, or for a look at our core materials on the topic, see “Getting Started.” Check “Digging Deeper” for more detailed perspectives on governance and leadership in the sector.

Getting Started

Does Your Organization Have a High-Impact Board? - A brief article on the characteristics of a high-impact board of directors

Six Essential Tasks of a Leadership Team -  A brief look at key responsibilities leadership teams must attend to for organizational health and mission achievement. 

Nonprofit Board Committees - An introduction to the “three-committee” structure for nonprofit boards

Using Assessment to Accelerate Board Performance - A brief article on the power of board assessments to inspire, engage, and improve

Build Your Leadership Capacity - A brief article on leadership development programs and learning communities

Digging Deeper

Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership - An interview blog series amplifying the voices of Black women in the social sector and their leadership journeys

Your Board at its Best: Benefits of Board Assessment - A concise exploration of board self-assessment and some common issues it can help to surface and address

Let’s Talk about Succession Planning: Getting the Conversation Started - A practical guide to bringing the issue of succession planning into the open for nonprofits

The Succession Planning Lens - Looking to the Future of Domestic Violence Organizations – A resource for leadership succession in the domestic violence field