You are the voice your mission needs.
There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. We employ more than 10 percent of the American workforce and represent roughly $1.65 trillion in annual revenues. And we have an estimated 20 million individuals leading our organizations who are among the most influential, dedicated, and connected leaders in our citizenry.
Our board members.
Advocacy is a powerful lever for real impact, but — according to BoardSource’s Leading with Intent 2017 report —only 52 percent of organizations report that their board members are actively involved in advocating for their missions. Many organizations aren’t advocating at all.
It’s time to find our voice. It’s time to stand for our missions. Join us.
In March 2018, BoardSource will announce the finalists and winner of the Stand for Your Mission Award, recognizing nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership, and, by doing so, are helping their organization realize its mission.