Nancy R. Axelrod
Governance consultant providing speaker, facilitation, and consulting services to nonprofit organizations in board development, self-assessment, and leadership transitions. Founding president/CEO of the National Center for Nonprofit Boards (now known as BoardSource), and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association Leadership Foundation of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives. Currently serve on the faculty of the Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (sponsored by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) and ASAE's Exceptional Boards Program; former member of the founding Advisory Board of the Initiative on Social Enterprise at the Harvard Business School and the Review Panel of the National Association of Corporate Directors Director of the Year Award. Author of <i>Governing for Growth: Using 7 Measures of Success to Strengthen Board Dialogue and Decision Making</i>; <i>Culture of Inquiry: Healthy Debate in the Boardroom</i>; <i>Chief Executive Succession Planning: The Board's Role in Securing Your Organization's Future</i>; <i>Advisory Councils</i>; numerous articles and op-ed pieces; and a contributing author to The Jossey Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management and the The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance that Power Exceptional Boards.