Websites

At DirectorPrep.com we are continually on the lookout for online resources that up-and-coming directors will find useful and interesting. 

If you come across a website that you think will add value to DirectorPrep’s community, please be sure to let us know.

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.

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Board Intelligence

Board Intelligence is a provider of board portal software. Their website offers featured news that includes interesting interviews with board governance experts and senior executives.

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Board Source

BoardSource, a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership, is the go-to resource for nonprofit boards and the recognized leader in the field of nonprofit governance. It provides support to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus, offering a range of diagnostic tools, educational seminars, best practice resources and guidance, and coaching and consulting services to strengthen board performance. BoardSource has a significant library of resources available for members and non-members.

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Catalyst

Catalyst is a nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. It acts as a catalyst through research, tools and services, events, and recognition programs, raising awareness of how inclusion benefits today’s global businesses. Catalyst provides information about the low representation of women on boards, and champions ideas and solutions to make progress in the movement toward boardroom diversity worldwide.

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Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

CSAE, Canada’s association advocate, is targeted to association executives to support the work of their boards. CSAE provides tools, resources and education to help association professionals and volunteers succeed. CSAE also provides advice and resources to help association boards achieve their next level of success and improve an organization’s overall governance and ability to perform successfully.

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Deloitte Centre for Corporate Governance (Canada)

The Centre for Corporate Governance is designed to provide members of audit committees and boards of directors with a single point of access to current developments, Deloitte perspectives, learning materials, best practices, technical resources, reference materials and other useful information related to corporate governance.

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Diligent Board Books

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

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Directorpoint

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

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Directors & Boards

Directors & Boards is a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance.

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EY Center for Board Matters

The EY Center for Board Matters identifies trends and emerging governance issues, delivering insights, content and practical tools and analysis to boards, audit committees, institutional investors and others interested in governance topics.

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Family Enterprise Exchange (FEX)

The Family Enterprise Xchange is a new Canadian organization for family enterprises and their advisors. Its goal is to empower enterprising families and their advisors to succeed and flourish. FEX helps advisors succeed through access to best practices and the FEA (Family Enterprise Advisor) designation. FEX offers an online e-learning centre with access to comprehensive family enterprise education and resources including courses, videos, webinars, newsletters, articles, and publications.

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Governinggood

Governinggood is a Canadian online blog service with postings and resources useful to not-for-profit sector organizations and those who work with them. Topics include board dynamics, public policy advocacy, organizational culture, board composition, ethics, and managing resources.

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Hartley Nonprofit Consulting Inc.

Hartley Nonprofit Consulting provides training and consulting services to assist nonprofit organizations (public-benefit or member-benefit) in Canada in the areas of board governance, strategic planning, and risk management.

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Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance

The Program on Corporate Governance seeks to foster research and scholarship about corporate governance and facilitate discourse in this field among academics, practitioners, and policy-makers.

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Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations  — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community — to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation. They offer programs and provide resources that help strengthen charities and their operations, so they can, in turn, support the communities they serve. Imagine Canada offers a Standards Program that awards accreditation to Canadian charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations.

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Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

The Institute of Corporate Directors is a resource for Canada’s directors and boards. The ICD is a not-for-profit, member-based association, with more than 12,000 members and a network of 11 chapters across Canada. The ICD welcomes directors and executives who aspire to serve on boards in the for-profit, not-for-profit and Crown sectors. The ICD offers its members a professional development programs including the industry-recognised ICD.D designation, a continuing education program with learning sessions, networking events and local chapter support, access to resources and information on governance issues, and a complimentary board matching and referral service.

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National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

Building on more than 40 years of experience, NACD provides exclusive resources, connections, and development opportunities that more than 17,000 members in the United States and other countries rely on to make informed decisions in the boardroom. NACD offers its members research service, board evaluation, board recruitment, a director registry, and access to resources as well as a membership advisor.

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National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. They identify emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

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Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center inspires effective risk management and Risk Champions across the nonprofit sector, enabling nonprofit leaders to identify and manage risks that threaten their missions and operations, while empowering them to leverage opportunities and take bold, mission-advancing risks. One of the center’s areas of expertise is governance. A large database of sample policies is available on the website.

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Roberts Rules of Order

On this website you will find information about how you can use Robert’s Rules of Order to help your organization run more smoothly.

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Society for Corporate Governance

The Society for Corporate Governance, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised principally of corporate secretaries and business executives in governance, ethics and compliance functions at public, private and not-for-profit organizations. The Society provides news, research and best practice advice and professional development and education through seminars and conferences.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Corporate Governance Research Initiative

The Corporate Governance Research Initiative provides research and insights on a broad range of issues facing corporations and boards of directors that includes executive compensation, board governance, CEO succession, and proxy voting.

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Tamara Paton International Inc.

This website provides practical, actionable guidance to help individuals build their careers as directors and add measurable value to the organizations they serve.

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The Center for Board Excellence

The Center for Board Excellence provides governance tools for board evaluations, CEO evaluations and other regulatory compliance exercises. CBE works with public company boards, private company boards, CEOs, and not for profits.

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2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

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