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BoardSource works with foundations to help support their, as well as their grantees’, board leadership and development. We also depend on the support of foundations to accomplish our important sector-wide work.

Investments by foundations make a difference, and help nonprofit organizations sustain the important work that they do. Similar to the way that the financial resources you grant to your nonprofit partners help support and sustain their work, the work of each foundation’s board can provide the leadership, strategy, and oversight needed to build the organization’s impact and resilience.

Boards play a pivotal role in organizational leadership. Strong boards make an organization more effective and resilient; weak boards do the opposite. That’s why more and more grantmakers are acknowledging the critical leadership role that boards play.

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Target Audience: Executive staff, Trustees

Services Provided: Consulting, Conferences, Resources, Training

Geographic Scope: Local, State, National

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation

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