Join our highly collaborative, inclusive and fun staff to help us magnify the impact of all nonprofit missions by strengthening and inspiring board leadership. We believe that our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential to making our vision and mission a reality. BoardSource is the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership and supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders from across the country and throughout the world. With nearly three decades of experience, BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact. It also serves as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership. If you are passionate about the nonprofit sector, are experienced in corporate fundraising strategy and implementation, and want to work for an organization named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times, our director of corporate partnerships could be the right role for you!
The director of corporate partnerships is responsible for growing and supporting BoardSource’s network of corporate relationships. A fundraising and sales position, the director of corporate partnerships will lead a two-person team (director and one direct report) focused on increasing revenues from corporations by expanding both the number and size of revenue-generating partnerships. This includes team strategy, budgeting and directly managing a portfolio of current and potential corporate partners and acting as an individual contributor in soliciting and closing corporate partnership agreements ranging from $10,000 entry-level partnerships to six-figure, multi-year partnerships.
In addition to managing a portfolio, the director of corporate partnerships will be responsible for designing and implementing a short- and long-term strategy to expand financial support from corporations, which includes broad positioning of BoardSource’s corporate partnerships, representing BoardSource and its corporate program at convenings and events, and managing the staff person and pipeline to achieve annual revenue goals.
BoardSource’s primary partnership vehicle with corporations is a corporate membership program, which provides access to educational resources to individuals serving on nonprofit boards. Through this membership, corporations are able to support all of their employees who serve on nonprofit boards or are interested in board service – an offering that is augmented by complementary advisory services and training seminars that are available on a fee-for-service basis. Beyond the membership program, BoardSource works to cultivate and secure corporate sponsorships, with the primary vehicles being its biennial conference (BoardSource Leadership Forum) and educational outreach to its growing network of more than 100,000 nonprofit decision makers.
The ideal candidate possesses experience in and has developed strategy for corporate fundraising; marketing, and/or corporate community relations with a demonstrated track record of success in identifying, cultivating, and closing revenue-generating corporate partnerships. Candidates must be goal-oriented to meeting and exceeding revenue targets and be able to motivate and manage employees in a collaborative environment. Additionally, candidates must possess a high degree of professionalism and excellent external representation and presentation skills, including stellar oral and written communications and relationship-building skills to be successful in this role. The individual in this role must have a genuine passion for the nonprofit sector and a basic understanding of the role of boards in leading and governing nonprofit organizations.
BoardSource offers a highly collaborative, collegial environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more information about BoardSource, visit our website, www.boardsource.org. Please mail, e-mail your cover letter, resume (links to profiles will not, be and salary history/requirements to:
BoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. We are fortunate to be led by a diverse and experienced board of directors with a passion and dedication to our mission as well as by our respected CEO and president, Anne Wallestad. Together, they model the exceptional board-staff partnership and provide the strategic leadership that we encourage and inspire ...in nonprofit boards and leaders.
In 2016, BoardSource was named a Drucker Prize finalist as well as one of The Nonprofit Times Best Nonprofits To Work Top 50. These accomplishments are a testament to our hardworking and innovative staff — a team of professionals who truly believe “your mission is our mission.”