Board Development Services

Every nonprofit must have a Board of Directors. But, beyond this legal requirement, a well-informed and well-equipped board is absolutely essential to the success of a nonprofit organization.

A board’s ability to create impact and ensure the organization fulfills its mission depends upon each member being dependent and interdependent upon one another. For many boards, this know-how requires outside support from an experienced nonprofit board development consultant.

Why Invest in the Development of a Board?

Investing in the development of a nonprofit board will result in a well-informed, engaged group of individuals better equipped to advance the organization’s mission. And it begins by developing each individual member.

Bringing on new board members can breathe new life and ideas into an organization. Maintaining a slate of veteran members ensures institutional knowledge isn’t lost. But, making sure that all board members are working together effectively and pushing towards the organization’s mission can be easier said than done without a proactive board development program.

A board’s culture and leadership are also vital elements in ensuring board effectiveness. Nonprofits that work with a board development consultant benefit from an external perspective and an unbiased, fact-based approach to effective board leadership. All board members will also benefit from a deeper understanding of  board governance models, policies, procedures, and processes essential to a well-functioning board.

Nonprofit board development can help shape a stagnant board, develop a board’s future leaders, and help sustain well-functioning nonprofit boards and their organizations.

What to Expect from Our Board Development Services

Our nonprofit board development services are not a one-size-fits-all approach or a once-and-done tactic. Every nonprofit board is unique, with its own set of strengths, opportunities, and challenges that must be addressed. And, especially as new board members enter and others move on, the development of individual leaders and board dynamics is an ongoing effort. 

Our nonprofit board development consultants will help enhance the effectiveness of your board of directors in three ways. 

  • We help you identify barriers to success and strategies to overcome them
  • We work with you to understand board member roles and responsibilities and re-define the relationship between staff and the board
  • We bring insight into best practices in board management and help you set short and long-term goals

Through a dedication to board development, nonprofit organizations will acquire the skills and tools necessary to develop a current and future-focused board with a deeper understanding of the models of governance policies, procedures, and processes essential to a well-functioning Board of Directors.

board meeting

“Our leadership team developed a greater sense of unity as we collectively reviewed the results of our assessments through the effectiveness of the facilitated discussions.”


We’d love to learn more about you and your organization and how we can help you develop an exceptional Board of Directors. Contact us today to learn more about our Board Development Services, and let’s discuss how Britton Consulting Group can provide you with the tools, skills, and inspiration to provide exceptional team leadership.