Nonprofit Board Leadership Studies

EVIDENCE OF THE BENEFITS OF NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE FOR COMPANIES, EMPLOYEES, NONPROFITS, AND COMMUNITIES

Our studies are conducted with the support of the Better World Leadership Council. 

The Better World Leadership (BWL) initiative assists companies in achieving their priority goals by enhancing and scaling their nonprofit board programs. BWL studies and thoughtware provide evidence and methodologies for companies to develop high performing, diverse and inclusive leadership for a sustainable future.

Better World Leadership Studies

The 2019 Study

Nonprofit board programs are uniquely effective for companies to advance leadership development, diversity and inclusion, recruitment and retention, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. The 2019 Better World Leadership Study looks at 

  • How companies use nonprofit board programs to develop business leaders for a sustainable future.

The 2018 Study

The 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study breaks new ground. It shows that employees who serve on nonprofit boards develop in ways that change their behaviors, effectiveness, and productivity back at work, as soon as one to two years after beginning board service. The study shows how companies can 

 

  • Build more diverse, inclusive, and high performing workforces.
  • Advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The 2017 Study

    The 2017 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study provides evidence of the benefits of nonprofit board service for employees, their companies, nonprofits, and communities. The study shows that companies’ nonprofit board programs provide a pathway for businesses to 

     

    • Grow shareholder value by advancing diversity and inclusion, developing human capital for innovation, and helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

      Study Reveals Opportunity for Companies to Advance Diversity & Inclusion with Nonprofit Board Programs

      Nonprofit Board Programs Develop Diverse & Inclusive Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future

      Nonprofit Boards: Boot Camp for Corporate Executives

      The Company Perspective

      The Business Person Perspective

      “Just like I’ve recognized what I can bring from my company to the board, I also realized that I have more to contribute at my company. At work, sometimes you’re focused on your little piece of the puzzle. But now I see the bigger picture and can talk with peers about solving challenges.”

      “The benefits to my company of expanding the board program would be huge. This is where the creativity and the ability to solve new problems comes from.”

       

      “I”m involved in recruiting Ph.D.s to the company. The current generation has a strong desire to do meaningful things in society, so board service provides an  opportunity for recruiting and retaining. I get questions in interviews because candidates see what other companies are doing.”

       

      “As a board member working in the community, I see challenges that my company can help solve….local and world challenges. This kind of experience makes us better employees. We’re better equipped to innovate, help solve problems.”

       

      “There’s a lot of talent that’s not fully developed or leveraged. You become so much better as a leader when you get practice. When you get the opportunity to observe leaders from other backgrounds and in a variety of settings, you get to develop your own approach.”

      LET US HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION ACHIEVE ITS VISION AND GOALS

      Contact us today to learn how we can provide your company with a customized board program, or strengthen your nonprofit board.

      In A Better World, Inc., Korngold shows companies how to grow value by finding innovative solutions to the world's social, economic, and environmental challenges. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for corporations to mitigate risks, reduce costs, and grow value through effective board governance, NGO partnerships, and stakeholder engagement.

      In Leveraging Good Will, Alice Korngold shows how businesses can develop tomorrow’s leaders by having their executives properly matched, trained, and coached for board service.