Nonprofit Boards

This area is dedicated to those who wish to learn more about nonprofit boards, serve on a board of directors, or recruit new board members to join their organization. You will find tools, resources, and helpful articles, many provided by our friends at BoardSource. Also you may look for and post nonprofit board positions on our job board.

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When a New Strategic Direction Means a New Board

ReSurge International historically had sent volunteer surgical teams to developing countries to conduct reconstructive surgeries. But when CEO Susan Hayes arrived, new business models and technology existed that could help them realize the founder’s ultimate goal: empowering local surgeons to do the surgeries themselves. In this Q&A, Hayes shares how she led the organization and its board in changing ReSurge’s strategic direction.

Starting Off on the Right Foot: How to Establish a Good ED-Board Relationship

To illustrate how boards and new executive directors/chief executive officers (EDs/CEOs) can lay a good foundation, we spoke with three CEOs and two board chairs about the preliminary steps they took to ensure their relationships worked from day one.

The Match Game: Ensuring Fit—and Effectiveness—as a Nonprofit Board Member

Make sure that your passions and unique abilities are a good match with the nonprofit’s mission and needs, says Phyllis Yale, a senior advisor to Bain & Company and longtime nonprofit board member. In this Q&A, she shares more advice for potential nonprofit board members, including how to ensure fit and how her for-profit skills have helped her contribute to the nonprofit boards on which she serves.

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Nonprofit Board Member LinkedIn Group

Connect and network with others serving on nonprofit boards by joining Bridgespan's free Nonprofit Board Member LinkedIn Group.