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The Leadership Partnership: How Boards and Executives Lead Together

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 2005 USA (map)

Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation with Anne Wallestad, President & CEO of BoardSource. Drawing from BoardSource’s signature study, Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices, she will share insights on trends, strengths and challenges that boards and executives are facing. Through an interactive conversation, she will discuss how – as executives – you can make high-value investments in your partnership with your board, and why it matters.

A few questions that will be discussed:

  1. How do the findings about board strengths and challenges from Leading with Intent map to your own experience with you board? Where is your board similar to this national sample, and how is it different?

  2. How would you describe your partnership with your board? What are the best things about it and what is more challenging?

  3. How are you investing in the partnership? What are you doing to build on strengths and address challenges? What else might be worth considering?

Anne Wallestad serves as president and CEO of BoardSource, a globally recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership at the highest level — the board of directors. Recognizing the critical partnership between boards and executives, and the impact of that partnership on overall organizational success, BoardSource helps nonprofit leaders invest in their leadership partnership by providing research, thought leadership, and practical supports that help transform board structures, dynamics, and perspectives.

Anne was appointed to her position in 2013, after having served on BoardSource’s leadership team for nearly five years, and brings to her role 20 years of experience leading social sector organizations at the local and national level.