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Board Orientation and Training

How to Leverage Technology to Elevate Board Performance

Board Effect

Board Effect shares a downloadable field guide to assist non-profits in addressing three key competencies that are common among high-performing boards: enhancing board processes, channeling strategic collaboration, and fostering circumspect vision. The link takes you to a webpage where you can enter your information to download the guide.

Board Recruitment Center


BoardSource compiled tips and tools on recruiting the right leaders for your board in its Board Recruitment Center.

Sample Contents of Board Member’s Manual

Free Management Library

The Free Management Library provides a list of things that might be included in a board manual.

Basic Guidelines and Sample Agenda for Board Training Session

Free Management Library

The Free Management Library provides guidelines and a sample agenda for board training to help convey the information board members need to effectively carry out their responsibilities. The training can be used as orientation for new members and as an annual refresher to keep all board members “working from the same script.”

A Template For A Great Board Orientation

Joan Garry Consulting

Nonprofit consultant, Joan Garry, wrote this blog post about how to develop a useful board orientation.

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