This glossary is supplied to provide a common reference for terms and concepts used in the area of board development.

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Guidestar has revolutionized philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

BoardSource is a resource for non-profit professionals who wish to strengthen their board of directors of their organizations to magnify the impact within their communities.

Blue Avocado is an electronic newsletter for nonprofit organizations. It provides practical, provocative and fun food-for-thought at no cost to the subscriber.

This free best practices library provided by the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego, consists of exemplary projects completed by graduate students enrolled in the University’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management program for, and in collaboration with, nonprofit organizations.

The California Diversity Council is a multicultural resource for promoting diversity inclusion throughout California’s communities, academia and businesses.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a news source aimed at charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other non-profit professionals to give them information about news and events in the non-profit world.

TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that strives to connect nonprofits, charities, or public libraries with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology.