Our mission is to improve the long-term sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations by offering the highest quality programs, consultation, training and community-building networks.


Our Strategic Partnership With BoardSource



BoardSource Membership through CEN includes:

Individual Memberships include:

Access to BoardSource's extensive library filled with hundreds of topic papers and articles addressing the full range of nonprofit board leadership issues, including; fundraising, public disclosure requirements, board recruitment and orientation, advocacy, committees and structure, and more.

Ask-an-Expert e-mail service. Have a pressing governance question? The “Ask an Expert” e-mail service is a convenient way to ask BoardSource staff experts for advice and resources about a specific board leadership issue. We promise to respond to your questions within two days, but often answer much sooner!

Monthly FREE and discounted webinars that are presented by governance experts and access to recorded webinars that can be downloaded and viewed when it best fits your schedule.

Free board recruitment job postings in LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace where you can tap into LinkedIn's extensive global network to access the talent you need.

Access to the BoardSource Online Member Directory

Discounts on BoardSource books and toolkits, assessments, trainings, webinars, and the BoardSource Leadership Forum, our annual conference

BoardSource's monthly e-newsletter, The Spark!

About BoardSource

BoardSource supports, trains and educates more than 60,000 nonprofit board leaders from across the country each year. With more that 20 years of experience, BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools and resources including webinars, in-person training sessions, customized diagnostics, and original publications designed to increase their effectiveness and magnify the impact of their mission.

Partnership History

In 2012, CEN formed a strategic partnership with BoardSource (read the original press release here). As a result of this partnership, CEN members now receive complimentary individual memberships for the organization's ED/CEO, up to two staff and the entire board.


Want to be a BoardSource member? Join CEN today and start enjoying the benefits of dual membership.

Please also visit www.boardsource.org to learn more!