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BoardSource Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/29/2014: BoardSource

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BOARDSOURCE

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AKA  National Center for Nonprofit Boards
Washington, DC
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BoardSource Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/29/2014: BoardSource

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: BOARDSOURCE

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Also Known As: National Center for Nonprofit Boards
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20001 
EIN: 52-1681375
Web URL: www.boardsource.org 
Blog URL: exceptionalboards.com/ 
NTEE Category: S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S02 Management & Technical Assistance
T Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking
T40 Voluntarism Promotion
W Public, Society Benefit
W24 Citizen Participation
Year Founded: 1988 
Ruling Year: 1990 
How This Organization Is Funded: Prudential Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Campion Foundation


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Mission Statement

BoardSource is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (GuideStar Exchange,
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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $6,079,482
Total Expenses $5,723,824

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Ms. Anne Wallestad

Profile:

Anne was appointed by BoardSource’s board of directors in the summer of 2013, after having served as a key member of BoardSource’s leadership team for more than five years. Since taking the helm in 2013, she has overseen a period of significant growth and change for the organization, including the launch of several new leadership initiatives and the successful implementation of a more streamlined model of program delivery. A seasoned nonprofit professional, Anne has held leadership positions with a number of local and national organizations. Prior to joining BoardSource’s leadership team in December 2008, she served as the vice president of development at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute, where she helped facilitate – from the staff perspective – a strategic restructuring of the groups’ boards of directors and leadership. Anne is an experienced trainer and facilitator and has worked with boards and volunteer networks to strengthen volunteer management, events management, and fundraising skills. She has held leadership posts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa; the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network; and the Human Rights Campaign, where she was responsible for partnering with and training leaders in communities targeted for organizational expansion and growth. Anne serves on the board of Capital City Public Charter School and the regional advisory board for Drake University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and English.

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Board Orientation & Education ?
Why does this matter? Without clarity around their responsibilities and expectations, board members are not positioned to succeed. They may find themselves challenged to fulfill their governance responsibilities or frustrated by the expectations that the organization has set for them. BoardSource recommends that every new board member participate in a formal orientation process, and that all board members sign a pledge or agreement committing to their board service and to all of the responsibilities and expectations that come with service. Ideally, board members also should participate in a formal governance training program prior to serving on a board.

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Yes
CEO Oversight ?
Why does this matter? Oversight and management of the chief executive is one of the board’s most important legal responsibilities. The CEO or executive director is the board's single employee, and - just like any other employer/employee relationship - regular and written assessment is critical to ensuring that the chief executive and board are communicating openly about goals and performance. BoardSource recommends that boards conduct formal, written reviews of their chief executives on an annual basis, which should include an in-person discussion with the chief executive and distribution of the written evaluation to the full board.

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Yes
Ethics & Transparency ?
Why does this matter? A commitment to handling conflicts of interests is essential to creating an organizational culture of transparency. Boards should create and follow a policy for identifying and handling conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived. BoardSource recommends that organizations review the conflict-of-interest statement and require signed disclosures from all board members and senior staff on an annual basis.

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements within the past year?
Yes
Board Composition ?
Why does this matter? The best boards are composed of individuals who bring a variety of skills, perspectives, backgrounds, and resources to tackle the complex and strategic challenges confronting their organizations. BoardSource recommends that boards commit to diversity and inclusion by establishing written policies and practices, which include strategic and intentional recruitment of diverse board members, continual commitment to inclusivity, and equal access to board leadership opportunities.

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
Board Performance ?
Why does this matter? Boards need to regularly assess their own performance. Doing so ensures that they are being intentional about how they govern their organization, which is a critical component of effective board leadership. BoardSource recommends that a board conduct a self-assessment of its performance a minimum of once every three years to ensure that it is staying on track with its roles and responsibilities.

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?
Yes

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Programs

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Program Description:

Through its organizational membership program and supportive services, BoardSource provides year-round board development programming to support thoughtful and intentional board practices

Program Long-Term Success:

To ensure that each and every nonprofit board has the support it needs to achieve excellence in governance and leadership.

Program Short-Term Success:

To reach and serve 250,000 nonprofit leaders.

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Program Description:

Raising awareness and understanding about the critical role that board leaders play in creating a vibrant and healthy nonprofit sector that advances the public good.

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With more than 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource is the go-to resource for nonprofit organizations that seek to magnify their impact by strengthening their leadership at the highest level: the board of directors. BoardSource serves as a valuable resource to a growing community of 90,000 individuals with board diagnostics and assessments, comprehensive educational offerings, an on-demand library of governance resources, and in-depth consultative services. BoardSource also plays an important role in identifying and addressing key opportunities and trends within the nonprofit sector, as well as in inspiring and celebrating board service.
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