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BoardSource, a Washington-based membership organization for nonprofits, has a host of free and low-cost resources that can be downloaded or ordered from their website at Many of BoardSource’s materials are addressed to small nonprofits, but with minor adaptations, many may be appropriate for theological schools and seminaries as well.

Highlights include:

  • A series of Board Basics, available free of charge on topics like board calenders, board leadership, minutes, quorums, bylaws, and policies. May be too basic for most theological school boards, but small schools or startups may find these helpful.
  • Collections of reports on specialized topics, including new members, nonprofit financials, committees, and supporting the chief executive.
  • Other topical reports, brochures, and sample policies on essentials like board chair responsibilities, succession planning, and strategic planning.

Even for nonmembers, BoardSource’s prices are modest and their advice is practical and grounded in their work with a variety of organizations. Theological school and seminary presidents, as well as board chairs and governance committee chairs, would do well to familiarize themselves with BoardSource and its offerings.

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Upcoming Events

The In Trust Center hosts learning community spaces throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events below.

I See That Hand


Board members are typically recruited for their leadership, business acumen, and networks. Dr. Rebekah Basinger, project director of the In Trust Center’s Wise Stewards Initiative, will discuss how strategic questioning and interrogation skills are essential for effective board stewardship.

Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education


In this on-demand webinar, Rick Staisloff, senior partner of rpk GROUP, discusses essential aspects of strategic partnerships. This session delves into current trends, identification of partners, navigating the due diligence process, and common challenges.

Closing the Trust Gap


The current and very troubling condition of trust is a clarion call to action. But despite the dismal data showing pervasive organizational distrust, every organization can assess their current level of trust, learn and adopt a proven trust building framework, and then develop a meaningful and long-lasting plan of action. This webinar details the knowledge and practical next steps to strengthen workplace culture as a result of closing the trust gap.

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