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What's Happening at BoardSource

  • The Value of Lived Experience 
  • In Our Health and Educational Systems, the Time for Board Diversity is Now 
  • Virtual Meetings Problem Solver
  • Virtual Meetings Untangled 
  • Overcoming Hidden Barriers to Board Diversity and Inclusion

You can also visit our COVID-19 resource page for more information on how nonprofits and board members can respond to the pandemic.


The Value of Lived Experience

Without proximity to the realities – or lived experiences – of the people and communities they serve, governments – and nonprofit boards – risk being dangerously uninformed about what the real needs are, and what would make a difference.

Read more about the value of lived experience

In Our Health and Educational Systems, The Time for Board Diversity Is Now

"Some may say this is not the time to advocate for more diverse leaders, but the truth is that this is exactly the right time for change." Carolyn Adams and Vicki Kramer urge that in our health and educational systems, the time for board diversity is now. This blog, as part of the larger study, Increasing Gender Diversity on the Boards of Nonprofit Eds and Meds, is based on interviews with fifty-nine diverse female board members and male and female board leaders (CEOs and board chairs). 

Read the blog

Virtual Meetings Problem Solver

Whether you’re only meeting online temporarily, or will continue to do so in the future, we’ve created a new resource to help with the challenge of virtual meetings. The virtual meeting problem solver guides you through prompts that will help you find resources that fit your needs. Other Problem Solvers are only available to Board Support Program members, but we’ve made this section on virtual meetings available to the entire community to help address challenges we’re all facing.

Explore the Problem Solver

Virtual Meetings Untangled

Need more information on virtual meetings? Check out this downloadable publication, which we are offering as a free, immediate download during this time. This resource includes tips for handling multitasking, advice on how to vote during virtual meetings, and sample bylaws clauses. Ensure your board has all of the tools it needs to meet virtually with this helpful resource. 

Download the publication

Preparing for More Effective, Focused, and Strategic Board Meetings

Is your board using effective meeting practices? In a challenging and rapidly changing environment, effective board meetings take on even more importance. The high performing board takes time during each board meeting to discuss critical issues and concerns, making preparation for meetings essential. Improve your board meetings by learning about the key roles each participant plays both before and during meetings. 

Discover the practices



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Try OnBoard Board Governance & Meeting Management Software

Passageways is giving all BoardSource members free access to its virtual board management software, OnBoard, until August 31. If you are still trying to figure out the best platform to use for your now-virtual board meetings, this is a great opportunity to try one of the most popular options out there.

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