Curated Free Resources on Governance?! Where?

board development and revitalization impact intentional practices May 29, 2023
What? Curated Free Resources on Governance? Where?


Welcome to our curated collection of free downloadable resources to help you to improve in Board governance!

We've done the digging for you and collected the best information for not-for-profit boards from a variety of reputable sources.

We intend to introduce different themes and topics over the next several months and will keep you informed through our blog and newsletter.

This week we start with Best Practices for your Board in general and a few sample handbooks.

If you think that any are less than stellar, let us know!
If you know of similar or better resources, let us know!
This is a work in progress – for you!


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What you fill find under Best Practices in our resource collection:

  • Catalytic Questions
  • Governance in Crown Corporations & Other Public Enterprises
  • Guide to Board Governance in the Digital Age
  • Organizational Self-Assessment Workbook
  • Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices
  • Best Practice Materials for Nonprofit Boards
  • CDA Not-for-Profit Governance Roadmap
  • Board Resourcing and Development

Sample Handbooks:

  • Public Library InterLink Board of Directors' Governance Manual
  • Getting on Board! Tools for Board Development and Assessment
  • Role of the Library Board - Camrose Public Library


Click here to access the full collection of curated free resources on not-for-profit board governance.


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