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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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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.

In Trust Center Resource Grants


An In Trust Center Resource Grant offers member schools a chance to explore innovation at their institutions through a matching grant opportunity of up to $15,000. Listen to this 30-minute information session, including Q&A, as we provide details on eligibility requirements, funding priorities, application process. Previous grantees are eligible to apply as long as they are not within our current funding cycle.

Conflict + Crisis: Navigating the Shoals, Part 2 – A Deeper Dive


Presenter Donna Alexander, President & CEO of Advoxum Global Strategies, offers best practices for navigating conflict and crisis. She examines the crucial elements of defining conflict and crisis, identifying, and prioritizing affected stakeholders, utilizing effective communication strategies, and ultimately, executing a plan of action. Click here to view.

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