Board Development

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Effective board leadership and governance helps your organization operate to its fullest capacity. Review our tools to help find the right people for your board and maximize their support and expertise.


The Board of Directors sets the tone and direction of an organization.  Effective board leadership and governance helps ensure that a nonprofit can operate to its fullest capacity. Creating an effective board is a continual process that includes recruitment, engagement and development. 

We have included a host of useful board development resources to explore below.

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Sample Policies

Board Assessment

  • The Principles Workbook: Steering Your Board Toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice - includes 33 principles, discussion points and worksheets for evaluation, planning and action by Independent Sector and BoardSource
  • Board Member Self-Assessment - articles and tools by National Council of Nonprofits

Board Recruitment & Nomination

Strategic Planning

Executive Director Evaluation

Board/Staff Relationship

Board's Role in Fundraising

Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance

  • Definition by Wikipedia
  • Do all nonprofit organizations need Directors and Officers Liability Insurance? – article by Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York