About Us

We bring a personal touch, a passion for purpose, and a dedication to professionalism to everything we do.

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Our Mission

To inspire the world’s professionals to serve their cause.

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Our Vision

We envision a world where every business and community leader finds  purpose by lending their skills and passions to high-impact, value-aligned nonprofits working to create  a more just, vibrant, and equitable world.

Our Story

We were founded in 2015 to inspire the next generation of professionals to serve their cause while setting a new standard of excellence in nonprofit leadership. We provide an onramp for talented professionals who want to connect to community leadership opportunities at the center of their passions.

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Expanding Our Impact

We’re growing our reach to help thousands more nonprofits connect with talented professionals who will help them move their mission forward.

Testimonials/Case Studies

Our Values

Relationships

People come first. We invest heavily in everyone who partners with us.

Zeal

We find purpose in our work and are passionate about the causes we support.

Honesty

We always act with integrity. We believe in the power of authenticity.

Advancement

Our commitment to diverse, inclusive, and equitable leadership shapes every aspect of our work.

Creativity

We look for opportunities to design, innovate, and take risks.

Excellence

We never take shortcuts. We infuse quality into every action, every day.

Committed to Equity

We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from effective service, governance and leadership. Inclusive practices ensure that we go beyond platitudes and tokenism by giving voice, influence, and power to all who wish to productively engage in service of our mission.

Out of a shared commitment to practice what we preach, we invest our time, talent, and treasure in learning about and from our communities, challenging our assumptions, and inviting new insights as we champion authentic leadership.

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We feel like the BoardLead process was a smashing success! We were introduced to a great match for us, who brings specialized knowledge, energy, and curiosity about our work and our program. The process also introduced us to a company with which we'd previously had no connection. We are grateful to BoardLead for this great matchmaking!

Anne LambertDirector of Development, Community Culinary School of Charlotte

I was SO impressed by my BoardLead experience—the team offered so much support and guidance as I approached my first ever Board position, which is something I had been dreaming about for awhile. The process was both rigorous and accessible—a perfect balance. The training and guidance provided is also extremely valuable for a first-time Board member. This placement was really life & career changing for me, and I couldn't be more grateful!

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Laura HermanDesign Research & Strategy, Creative Cloud & Emerging Products, Adobe

...all three (of our BoardLeaders) are tremendous! Lauren Christian is now our Vice Chair and will become Board Chair in January 2022. Nicole Turner has just accepted the role of Development Committee Chair. Earlier this year she co-chaired our biggest annual fundraiser which was the most successful event we have ever had (and the first in-person event since the pandemic). Lauren Young is the Chair of our Program Committee and is applying her much-needed skill set to that group. BoardLead has made a substantial impact on our Board's effectiveness and we are all grateful.

Martha DornExecutive Director, The Art Therapy Project

We have been so grateful for both of our BoardLead board members, Jason and Yasir.

Jason has jumped right in with co-leading our Growth Committee and models engagement for other board members. His energy and enthusiasm are fantastic, and I'm excited to see how his time, talents, and treasure support our work in the future!

Yasir is similarly passionate about our work and has supported our PwC partner relationship significantly this past year. We were able to secure a brand new grant and exciting work thanks to his efforts alongside another board member.

Colleen HarveyExecutive Director, Playworks Illinois

We were matched with a fantastic candidate who has a passion for education and a passion for the environment - the perfect combination for our board. She is now a full board member! Fabiana brings great skills in HR and a corporate perspective, as well as the international focus that we needed. The BoardLead team was great, handled our questions with patience, and was very supportive throughout the process!

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John EtgenCEO, Project WET: Water Education Today

Our new board members, matched through BoadLead, are enthusiastic, responsive, and excited about our mission. They fill skills gaps we had on our board and help us diversify our board in terms of geographies, backgrounds, and identities.

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Jennifer JohnsonExecutive Director, Gaining Ground

Accolades

It humbles us when we receive recognition for our work and thank the organizations that take the time to acknowledge accomplishments across the social impact sector.

Real Leaders 200 Winner and Top 10 Social Innovation and Education Company (2022)

The Real Leaders Impact Awards recognize a diverse group of companies from around the world that prove that businesses can thrive and help build a better world.

HR Tech Outlook Top 10 Leadership Development Consulting Companies (2020)

The annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing leadership development consulting services and impacting businesses.

Best For NYC: Changemaker by NYC Office of the Mayor (2017)

Each year, the Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony honors community-based organizations, businesses, youth, and residents for their immeasurable commitment to service across the City.

Discover what it’s like to be a “Causie” and find out about current career opportunities.

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