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Board Governance Course - Distance education course on Board Governance taught by an expert in the field - Carol Weisman.

Board Cafe - A free electronic newsletter for members of nonprofit boards of directors published by CompassPoint in San Francisco . Back issues and instructions for subscribing to the newsletter can be found on the web site.

Board Source - A nonprofit organization that exists to help nonprofit boards do their work.  BoardSource provides valuable information on the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board in its Q & A section.  Board Source's periodical, Board Member, provides great information for board members that it presented in a professional manner that is easy to read.  

BoardNet USA - A unique website revolutionizing the way nonprofit boards and new leaders find each other. 

CompassPoint - Formally known as the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. includes some outstanding resources including G.E.N.I.E.. G.E.N.I.E. has a section with answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on the subject of  Board Development.

Executive Service Corps Alliance Network - The Executive Service Corps Affiliate Network (ESCAN) is a nationwide network of thirty-three nonprofit consulting groups. ESC affiliates are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve. They accomplish this mission by providing a variety of high quality, affordable services to nonprofits, schools, and government agencies.

Free Toolkit for Boards of Directors - A large collection of helpful tools maintained by Dr. Carter McNamara at the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits, St. Paul , MN .

Imagine Canada: FAQ - Includes a useful F.A.Q. section on Board Governance.

Internet Nonprofit Center: Job Descriptions for Nonprofit Board Members? - A summary from Putnam Barber with suggestions for duties and responsibilities for board members and officers.

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership - Board Resources - MCNL has gained a national reputation as a preeminent source of research and information on nonprofit governance and effectiveness.  Their "Board Resources" include a series of PDF files covering a board's core functions, questions to ask yourself before joining a board, etc.

PolicyGovernance - A for-profit business advocating a specific set of concepts and principles and their application to the servant-leadership of boards and the board-management partnership.

Volunteer Consulting Group - The Volunteer Consulting Group works to strengthen nonprofit boards with a priority to: (1) Help them to find the board members they need across barriers of age, skill, ethnicity and geography; and (2) Consult to boards, helping them address issues of growth, transition and the development of effective board/staff partnerships.


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