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Opening: President & Chief Executive Officer

Publication date: 
January, 2022

Position: President & Chief Executive Officer
Organization: BoardSource
Location: Washington, DC

BoardSource is a globally-recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership at the highest level — the board of directors. With more than three decades of experience, BoardSource is at the forefront of nonprofit board leadership, research, and support. BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact and serve as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership.

Under the longtime leadership of its President and CEO Anne Wallestad, BoardSource has transformed itself from an organization primarily focused on meeting the technical support needs of individual boards to a more complex and influential organization that marries technical support for boards with a strong leadership voice advocating for necessary change in social sector board leadership, particularly to center equity and shift power toward the communities nonprofits serve. Wallestad will be stepping down from her role in June of 2022 after fourteen years with the organization and almost 10 years at the helm.

BoardSource now seeks a new leader who can build on the organization’s transformative momentum to reach new heights. The next President and CEO will strategize to:

  • Deepen and expand the organization’s work to spark board-level change that advances racial equity within organizations, their work, and ultimately their communities;
  • Design and build a robust research practice that can fuel data-driven insights about board leadership trends, practices, and opportunities for change; and
  • Respond to the continually evolving educational and technical support needs of nonprofit boards and board leaders in a way that is relevant and scalable.

The new CEO will be a dynamic thought leader on the role of boards and excellence in nonprofit governance and will continue to build and nurture a strong staff team and board collaboration to advance the mission. The CEO will build on the strong work of a well-recognized organization and brand in pursuit of an impactful social sector that serves all people and communities for our collective social good.

To Apply

More information about BoardSource may be found at:

This search is being led by Linh Nguyen, Carolyn Ho, and Rachel Burgoyne of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

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