BoardSource Leadership Forum: Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact


October 18, 2017 to October 20, 2017


Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact embodies our commitment to nonprofit leaders’ roles as standard-bearers for their organizations. We believe that together, board members and executive directors or chief executive officers can develop nonprofit organizations that are not only healthy and viable, but that are also innovative, adaptive, and relentless in their focus on core purpose. This holds true whether leaders are advocating for the issues that affect their missions, exploring the benefits associated with intentional partnerships and collaborations, or sharpening their understanding of the relationship between overall strategy, effectiveness, and impact.

The 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum is the opportunity for us to come together as a community to support, empower, and inspire one another, and to ensure that every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good. We invite you to join us in that vision.


This Leadership Forum Includes: 

3 different sessions on advocacy: Featuring experts from the Alliance for Justice, Volunteers of America, Walton Family Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and PolicyWorks Philanthropy.

10+ sessions on board building and engagement: Featuring nonprofit practitioners from Washington Nonprofits, Anacortes Family Center, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, Charter Board Partners, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and several respected consultants, including Jim Schwarz, Emily Davis, Susan Howlett, Patty Oertel, Stacey Bryan, Rob Acton, and Dave Sternberg.

6 sessions on compliance and risk management: Learn from San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, Council on Accreditation, San Diego Opera, The Bridgespan Group, NEO Law Group, and Russell Investments.

4 sessions on diversity, inclusion, and equity: Presenters include professors from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and University of Washington Tacoma and consultants Daria Torres, Jacqueline Coleman, Sandra Houston, and Angela White.

6 sessions on resource development: BoardSource’s Vernetta Walker and Chuck Loring are back. We’ve also lined up experts from United Way Worldwide, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit HR, and Development Resources Inc.

15 sessions on strategy, innovation, and leadership: Consultants Marla Bobowick, Ann Cohen, Susan Meier, Cathy Trower, Terrie Tempkin, Judy Freiwirth, David Greco, and Steve Zimmerman will be with us. So will leaders from The Bridgespan Group, The Riverwoods Group, Santa Clara Swim Club, FareStart, Seattle Humane, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Caplin & Drysdale, BWB Solutions, Third Space Studio, Raffa PC, Campbell & Company, iAttain, Cadence Consulting LLC, and the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the University of Washington.

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