High-performing boards have engaged members, understand their roles and responsibilities, are effective ambassadors, and reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. A strong board can be a true asset to a nonprofit, especially when provided training and support.
The resources below can begin to help your nonprofit develop a board that powerfully advances your mission.
- Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) for Board Development allow you to hire a consultant to strengthen your board’s functioning.
- Board Leadership Program combines workshops for agency teams and individualized consultation to help strengthen your board’s effectiveness and performance
- Organizational Assessments allow board and staff leaders of established organizations to work with a skilled consultant to review key governance and management functions, identify priorities, and build consensus on next steps.
- Leaders on Board by Leadership Greater Hartford matches nonprofits with individuals interested in serving on boards.
BoardSource is the national center and leading resource on nonprofit boards.
Blue Avocado publishes useful articles on board and other nonprofit issues.
Pro Bono Partnership provides free non-litigation legal services to nonprofits in Connecticut.
CompassPoint has assembled resources for nonprofits, including in the area of Boards.
National Council of Nonprofits produces a range of tools and resources, including in the area of Boards.