Connecting Talent
To Purpose.

What Is BoardLead?

BoardLead elevates and transforms leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top companies, professional services firms and foundations to recruit, place, train and support talented professionals for high-impact board service.
The BoardLead Process


Select Cohort of Nonprofit Partners


Recruit Top Talent from Partner Companies


Match Candidates to Nonprofits


Train and Support Candidates through Vetting, Nomination and Election


Provide Good Governance Training


Offer 1:1 Support to Newly Elected Board Members

The BoardLeader Way

BoardLead candidates are asked to stretch themselves, committing to a high standard of full­ engagement.

Our Promise

We set high expectations for nonprofit partners and board candidates alike.
We ask our nonprofit partners to engage board members in ways that capture the full breadth of what each individual has to offer. We ask our board candidates to commit to "The BoardLeader Way."
We ensure an airtight fit: BoardLead makes connections based on a strong alignment with mission passion and board expectations. We place professionals on boards that resonate with their personal interests and are also aligned with their readiness to meet board requirements in time, talent and treasure.
We train for a strong start: BoardLead doubles­ down on governance training so that newly minted board members are equipped to be meaningful contributors at the outset of their term.
We provide ongoing support and leadership development: BoardLeaders receive robust good governance training at the outset of their tenure and have ongoing access to 1:1 coaching and support.

BoardLeaders Across the United States




Nonprofit Partners
Served by BoardLead

Corporate, Foundation and Strategic Partners

Corporate Partners

  • Adobe
  • Allstate
  • Altamont Capital Partners
  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Capital One
  • Comcast
  • Con Edison
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • LinkedIn
  • Macquarie Group
  • Mastercard
  • Moody’s
  • Motorola Solutions
  • PwC
  • United Airlines
  • Workday
  • Other F500 companies and global professional services firms

Foundation Partners

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Edwin Gould Foundation
  • Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • Joyce Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • Poses Foundation
  • UJA Federation of New York
  • Other global philanthropic foundations

Strategic Partners

  • Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
  • Forefront
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Massachusettes Nonprofit Network
  • Nonprofit New York
  • Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
  • San Jose Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
  • The Knight Foundation
  • United Way - Atlanta