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What's Happening at BoardSource

  • A Message to My Fellow White Board Chairs
  • Board Development Plan
  • Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice? (Part Two)
  • Racial Equity Tools Glossary
  • 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.


A Message to My Fellow White Board Chairs

BoardSource's board chair, Dr. Cathy Trower, shares her perspectives and experiences on how white board chairs can advance their own understanding of race and racism, and why that matters.

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Board Development Plan

Now more than ever, the board needs to be conscious of its own role and responsibilities, motivated by the mission of the organization, willing and able to actively participate in board leadership, and qualified to guide the organization toward progress. This resource outlines how your board can create an effective board development plan that will promote your board members’ continuous growth and learning.

Discover the plan

Beyond the Board Statement: How Can Boards Join the Movement for Racial Justice? (Part Two)

In our last R+S we shared part one of the powerful webinar about boards and the movement for racial justice, lead by Vernetta Walker and Robin Stacia. Part two addresses the challenges of this work, offers practical steps for engaging in this work, and provides tools for authentically making racial justice a part of the organization's mission. 

Watch the webinar

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

Language is an essential tool in racial equity work, and the terms we use have evolved as this work has developed. Having a common language allows us to better engage, discuss, and reflect on these important issues together. In the following glossary, provided by Racial Equity Tools, you will discover the words and definitions that will help you with this work. 

Explore the glossary

Overcoming Hidden Barriers to Board Diversity and Inclusion: Executive Summary

Most nonprofit boards understand the potential benefits of board diversity and inclusion, yet many struggle to fulfill the promise offered. In this resource, Merryn Rutledge offers learnings and questions that boards can consider to better prepare themselves for a culture of inclusion. 

Find the solutions


Try OnBoard Board Governance & Meeting Management Software


BoardSource community has free access to Passageway's virtual board management software, OnBoard, until the end of August. While virtual meetings have been a shift for many organizations, there likely to remain a part of your organization for the foreseeable future. If you are still trying to figure out the best platform to use for your board meetings, this is a great opportunity to try one of the most popular options out there.

Try OnBoard

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