01-19-2018 · Volunteer Involvement Program

When providing board service to nonprofit organizations, staying on top of continued learning and other board member updates is critical. Take a look at some important resources to keep you in-the-know!



BoardSource, the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide. Their highly acclaimed programs and services enable organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build strong and effective nonprofit boards.


Blue Avocado

Blue Avocado is the bimonthly newsletter of American Nonprofits, a membership organization that provides practical financial information and support to U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, staff, stakeholders and volunteers. It is created by and for community-based nonprofits.


Board Cafe

The newsletter exclusively for members of nonprofit boards of directors. Short enough to read over a cup of very strong coffee, the Board Café offers a menu of ideas, opinion, news, and resources to help board members give and get the most out of board service.


The Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Provides assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations.  The mission is to help nonprofits cope with uncertainty.  They offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse).


The Alliance for Nonprofit Management

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits – to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.


Charity Channel

A volunteer-driven online community of voluntary-sector professionals. Today the online community consists of more than 100,000 participants, with nearly 35,000 direct subscriptions to their forums and eNewsletters. Since operations are sustained by forum and eNewsletter sponsorship, as well as fees generated by their Resource Guide system, there is no cost to subscribe to any or all of their forums and eNewsletters.


National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Connecting the policy dots across all levels and branches of governments, the Council of Nonprofits keeps nonprofits informed and empowered to create a positive public policy environment that best supports nonprofits in advancing their missions.


Free Toolkit for Nonprofits

Everything you need to know about board service.