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Calculate your fundraising effectiveness – then take our survey.

Have you calculated your fundraising effectiveness using the new framework developed by BoardSource and our partners? Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness: Why Cost of Fundraising Isn’t Enough enables you to calculate — and then communicate — your fundraising effectiveness in a balanced way that emphasizes how important it is to invest in strong and sustainable fundraising programs. Download our guide now, make your calculations, and then consider sharing them with us via our survey. The information you provide will be used to inform our educational programming, including that presented at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum. 




Is Racism Making Us Sick?

Yes, says David Williams, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on social influence on health who will be speaking at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum in October. In this TED talk — which we hope you will listen to whether you are joining us in Seattle or not — David provides insights on this important issue and food for thought on how nonprofits can and should be taking a lead role in addressing the problem of health disparity.


Johnson Amendment Position Paper

In 2013, BoardSource joined a panel of nonprofit sector representatives in providing expert input on whether the Johnson Amendment — legislation preventing nonprofit electioneering — should be repealed. Our position then and now? It must be preserved and enforced. Please read our position paper and join the many nonprofits — including the National Association of State Charity Officials — that are advocating for the protection of the Johnson Amendment.    



BoardSource extends its deepest sympathies to the many individuals and organizations that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We wish you the very best in the days, weeks, and months ahead; salute the many inspiring leaders who are working on the front lines and back ends of the relief efforts; and encourage all members of our community to determine how they can support these efforts. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster provide guidance.

BLF registration rates are increasing at midnight tonight. Will you be joining us in Seattle, October 18-20? Don’t miss out. The next BLF isn’t taking place until 2019! Those are two valuable years that could be spent putting your 2017 learnings into action and developing exceptional board leadership. Learn more and register now.

Congratulations to the 2017 Judith O’Connor Memorial Fund Scholars. BoardSource is pleased to announce that 19 emerging nonprofit leaders will be joining us at BLF thanks to the generosity of the late Judith O’Connor, former president & CEO of BoardSource. We can’t wait to spend a few days with this year’s scholars in Seattle. Meet our 2017 JOC scholars.

New member benefit for our organizational members! BoardSource is now a partner of National Human Services Assembly, which grants our organizational members admittance to the PurchasingPoint® program. Through this program, you and your organization have access to the industry’s largest discounts on office supplies, office furniture, package delivery services, and much more. To take advantage of these discounts, go to Access Member Benefits and find PurchasingPoint, then register for the program and start selecting your vendors. Happy savings!

BoardSource was once again named a Best Nonprofit to Work For by The Nonprofit Times. And part of the reason why is because we love working with our community of committed nonprofit leaders. Thanks for being so great! To learn more about what makes an organization a great place to work, read the Best Nonprofits to Work For report.



Upcoming Webinars & Trainings

Webinar Series
Certificate of Nonprofit Board Education
Wednesdays, September 6 – October 11 | 2-3 pm ET | Members $499

Webinar 101
Be Bold: The Legal Rules of Advocacy that Every Nonprofit Should Know
September 21 | 2-3 pm ET | Free to all members

BLF pre-session  
Certificate of Nonprofit Board Leadership for Board Officers
October 18 | Seattle, WA

BLF pre-session 
Leadership Certificate for Nonprofit Chief Executives
October 18 | Seattle, WA

BLF pre-session  
Purpose-Driven Impact: A Day of Learning and Sharing for BoardSource Consultant Members 
October 18 | Seattle, WA

BLF pre-session 
The Board’s Role in Fundraising
October 18 | 1-5 pm PST | Seattle, WA

BoardSource Leadership Forum
October 18-20 | Seattle, WA
Executive Retreat: Coming Together to Discover, Collaborate, and Learn
December 6-8 | Hilton Head, SC




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