Here you'll find our suggestions for websites from organizations and individuals in the field of board governance.  

If you come across a website that can add value to our DirectorPrep community, please be sure to let us know.


You'll find these websites valuable, whether you're an experienced or early career director.


Board Governance

This section includes websites that provide information and resources about all aspects of
corporate governance.


Board Excellence

Board Excellence is a board consultancy and advisory practice that enables boards and individual directors to excel in effectiveness, performance and corporate governance best practices. is an advisory firm focusing on relationships, decision-making, competencies and other attributes that contribute to board director effectiveness.


Boardspan provides services including director recruitment, board assessments, director compensation, and market intelligence. It publishes a newsletter called Director's Domain.

CPA Canada

CPA Canada is the national organization for a unified Canadian accounting profession. Their website contains a wealth of education, information and resources related to governance and risk.

Competent Boards

Competent Boards provides professional development and advisory services focused on bringing ESG, climate and sustainability insight to boards, investors and executives globally.'s goal is to transform corporate governance from an arcane subject to a practical discipline where knowledge, news and commentary is shared by investors and corporations.

Corporate Board Member Institute

Corporate Board Member is a resource for public company board education, providing access to governance experts, networking opportunities, and tools and resources to enhance director performance.

Deloitte Centre for Corporate Governance

Deloitte Centre for Corporate Governance provides audit committees and boards with current developments, perspectives, best practices, resources, and reference material related to corporate governance.

Directors & Boards

Directors & Boards offers a journal, articles, and webinars  on leadership and corporate governance for board chairs, CEOs, senior management, and board members and advisers.

Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group

The DCRO is a resource for board members, chief risk officers, and executives whose work is focused on the governance of risk-taking at their organizations. The DCRO Institute offers director education in risk governance.

EY Center for Board Matters

The EY Center for Board Matters identifies trends and emerging governance issues, and delivers insights, content and practical tools and analysis to those interested in governance topics.

The Goverance Coach

The Governance Coach specializes in Policy Governance® consultation and coaching, helping boards to implement and apply John Carver's Policy Governance® model effectively.

Govern for Impact

Govern for Impact is a non-profit community of practitioners, researchers and consultants acting for public benefit - promoting and developing advanced governance systems based on John Carver's Policy Governance® model.

Governance Professionals of Canada

GPC provides information on governance developments, including board processes, management and structure, stakeholder engagement, compliance, and other board oversight issues.

Governance Solutions

Governance Solutions helps organisations strengthen their governance practices through independent, accessible, customizable products and services such as tools, online resources, benchmarking, best practices research, and consulting and advice.

Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

The Harvard Program on Corporate Governance fosters research and scholarship about corporate governance and facilitates discourse among academics, practitioners, and policy-makers.

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

ICSA trains, informs and represents the interests of governance professionals across all sectors in the UK. The site offers many useful governance resources.

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

ICD is a member-based association with a network of chapters across Canada, serving directors in the for-profit, not-for-profit and Crown sectors. It offers professional development, learning, networking, and resources on governance issues.

Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

The David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation is the Rotman School of Management’s home for research and resources about boards and corporate governance, focusing on under-served sectors such as family business, co-operatives, and crown corporations.

Julie Garland McLellan

Julie Garland McLellan helps directors add value without increasing cost, using her experience and knowledge to show boards with limited resources how to be effective through practical governance know-how.

KPMG Board Leadership Centre

The KPMG Board Leadership Centre provides Board Insights, Audit Committee Insights, value-added board services, events and partnerships.

NASDAQ Governance Solutions

Nasdaq Governance Solutions  serves clients through qualitative and quantitative board and leadership assessment and governance and compliance products and services.

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

NACD provides connections and development that members in the USA and elsewhere rely on to make informed decisions in the boardroom. NACD offers its members resources, research services, board evaluation, board recruitment, and a director registry.

The Policy GovernanceĀ® Model

This is the official website of the Policy Governance®model, an integrated set of concepts and principles that describes the job of boards and outlines how they can be successful in their role and their relationship with management.

Private Company Director

Private Company Director is for directors, owners, and advisers of family-owned, closely-held and private-equity owned businesses of all sizes, providing digital platforms, print magazines, and live events for directors, owners and executives.

Robert's Rules of Order

This is the official Robert's Rules of Order website. Here you will find information about how you can use Robert’s Rules of Order to help your meetings run more smoothly.

Society for Corporate Governance

The Society for Corporate Governance is comprised of corporate secretaries and executives. It provides governance-related news, research, advice, professional development and education through seminars and conferences.

Stanford Corporate Governance Research Initiative

Stanford Graduate School of Business Corporate Governance Research Initiative provides insights on issues such as executive compensation, board governance, CEO succession, and proxy voting.


Watson helps organizations across Canada to improve their governance practices and processes, conduct board, director and CEO evaluations, educate their boards, plan for board and CEO succession and recruit high performing directors.


Not-For-Profit Sector

This section lists websites that are focused on the not-for-profit sector.


Better Boards

Better Boards helps directors of not-for-profits in Australia and New Zealand to improve their skills and knowledge. They offer professional development, conferences, webinars and a newsletter.


BoardSource is the go-to resource for nonprofit boards and a leader in the field of nonprofit governance. It offers tools, seminars, resources, guidance, coaching, and consulting services.

Conscious Governance

Conscious Governance is a global, independent advisory service for not-for-profit boards, CEOs and directors, providing strategic planning, board governance, leadership and risk management consulting services.


Governinggood provides information and resources useful to not-for-profit boards in Canada, including board dynamics, advocacy, organizational culture, board composition, and ethics.

Hartley Nonprofit Consulting

Hartley Nonprofit Consulting provides training and consulting to nonprofit organizations in Canada in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, and risk management.

Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada serves Canadian charities and not-for-profits with programs, resources and advocacy. Their standards program awards accreditation based on excellence in five key areas, one of which is board governance.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits is a resource and advocate for charitable nonprofits in the USA. They identify trends, share practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center supports effective risk management in the nonprofit sector, One of the center’s areas of expertise is governance. A large database of sample policies is available on the site.


Board Portals

This section lists websites for board portal providers. Many of these companies offer a selection of
free resources.


Board Effect

Board Effect is a provider of board portal software. Their website offers a variety of resources including white papers, webinars and an informative blog.

Board Intelligence

Board Intelligence is a provider of board portal software. Their website offers a blog as well as news, interviews and white papers.


Diligent is a provider of board portal software. Their website offers resources on topics relevant to board portals.


Directorpoint is a provider of board portal software. Their website offers white papers and a blog with a range of topics relevant to board governance.


iBoardrooms is a provider of board portals. The website offers a blog with topics relevant to board governance.


Aspiring Directors and Boardroom Equity

Websites in this section focus on supporting aspiring directors and improving boardroom equity.


African American Board Leadership Institute

AABLI recruits, prepares and assists with the placement of African Americans on governing boards. It provides leadership development, resources and placements.

Athena Alliance

Athena Alliance supports women in advancing to the C-suite or the boardroom, and helps boards and corporations develop and retain their top talent through executive development.


Catalyst provides resources, programs and information, and champions inclusion for women and progress toward boardroom diversity worldwide.

Future Directors Institute

Future Directors runs director coaching and mentoring programs, events and workshops for next-generation leaders and directors around the world. 

Get on Board Australia

Get On Board Australia provides affordable formal education, tips, and advice to help new and aspiring company directors gain the skills to contribute meaningfully in the boardroom. It provides courses, coaching, blogs and a podcast.

Girls on Boards

The Girls on Boards program places experienced young leaders on not-for-profit governance boards or committees in their communities, providing them with training and support to be board members.

Latino Corporate Directors Association

LCDA is a community of US Latinos in corporate leadership positions with a mission to develop, support, and increase the number of US Latinos on corporate boards. 

NextGen Board Leaders

Next Gen Board Leaders highlights the value that a younger generation of board members can bring to areas of board oversight such as e-commerce, digital marketing and cybersecurity.

50/50 Women on Boards

Launched in 2021, 50/50 Women on Boards is a global education and advocacy campaign driving the movement toward gender balance and diversity on corporate boards.

Women on Boards

Women on Board works to address gender inequity in the boardroom and across leadership roles in the UK and Australia. 

Women Get on Board

Women Get On Board is a member based Canadian company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards through a community of women and men committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

Women in the Boardroom

Women in the Boardroom helps women get on boards with a step-by-step approach that includes a matching program, events, webinars and networking opportunities.


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