Governance & Leadership

The National Council of Nonprofits provides nonprofits with the tools, research, and resources needed to operate more effectively, efficiently, and ethically. This page highlights our most-viewed resources on Governance & Leadership. Click "See all resources on this topic" at the bottom of the page for a complete listing of these resources.

Read about Board Roles and Responsibilities

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance/financial management policies, and by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Read about Board Orientation

Board Orientation

Identifying a new board member is only the first step in what you hope will be a mutually rewarding relationship. How to help new board engage in the work of the board and serve as a committed ambassador and advocate for your nonprofit's mission.

Read about Good Governance Policies for Nonprofits

Good Governance Policies for Nonprofits

How can a board of directors be sure that the charitable nonprofit they oversee is governed well today, and also ready to handle challenges ahead?

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Nonprofit Champion

Free biweekly updates on local, state, and federal policy and advocacy issues affecting nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Essentials

Free monthly newsletter sharing trends, tools, and insights on nonprofit operations and compliance.


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